Shame on you Paul Ryder for your role in this advertisment.
Following the Twitter Hashtag #MeteorShame begun by the Transgender Network of Ireland to kick start the campaign to end the awful Meteor advertisment I found a very verbal opponent of the ad Co-chair LabourLGBT Louise Hannon. Her opposition was also noticed by one of the drag queens in the advertisement, Paul Ryder who replied to Louise with this tweet:
However Ryder isn’t at all aware or could care about the harm he is causing. Looking at his Facebook it’s obvious he couldn’t care less.
Ryder let me help you to understand. Louise is not the only one becoming aware of the harmful contribution to the trans community. So regardless of your personal concerns, you should be aware you are doing your reputation and your marketability great damage by not taking responsibility for your role in the Meteor Advertisement.
You could make this right by saying you are sorry for the harm you are causing and contacting the other Drag artists in that ad and ask them to come forward with a public apology for there role as well.
Anything less is good as signing a employers dismissal notice to a trans person, or telling a cop to harass us or loading a gun for the next murderer.
Some reactions since posting this article:
A tweet posted by a follower of Paul Ryder in a conversation about what should happen to me. It’s the most violent reaction to date for my audaciousness confronting a man for his transmysiogony.
Mr. O Reilly, I’m sure that the photographer would be very accommodating if you’d like to kick in his camera lens or have a go at his computer.
But he was a very big man Mr O Reilly, and a Texan to boot.
You can find that NG post here. I have had a long association with that blogger Nelson G. Oddly enough begining with his helping me get my blog back after being violated for confronting gay misogony in 2008. I posted about the timing of Congressman Barney Franks use of the transphobic phrase “men with penises in the womans room” when talking about Trans Rights and the publication revealing his boy friend for the past decade was in fact a rent boy .