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Jerry Springer

I'm Removing Tranny

from My Vocabulary

3/24/2014 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jerry Springer just learned a very valuable lesson ... and now he's retiring the word "tranny" from his show ... FOREVER.

Springer was on "TMZ Live" today to discuss the backlash over a recent episode of "The Jerry Springer Show" entitled "Trannies Twerk It Out." LGBT groups were not pleased the show used the term "tranny" ... but Springer claims he had no clue he was offending anyone.

"I've just been educated," Springer said on "TMZ Live." "I won't use that term. I honestly had no idea that you're not supposed to use that term, so now we'll find another term to use."

And that's today's ... final thought.

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16.

elias    

mentally challenged females with ***** is the proper term or u can add disgusting freaks to it as well when u want to be more specific

151 days ago
17.

Rectum?Damn Nearly Killed Him    

Is Springer still alive?? Could have sworn he's taking a dirt nap

151 days ago
18.

Tracy    

Well, add me to the list of those who were unaware that "tranny" is considered offensive. It's just short for "transvestite." Is "transvestite" considered offensive too, or just the shortened version? If so, what is the preferred term these days? Honestly, whoever is responsible for changing these rules really should put out a press release.

151 days ago
19.

Shaquille O'Neal     

Jerry is garbage and white trash! Go away Jerry!!

151 days ago
20.

sheesh    

Being called tranny is the least of their problems.

151 days ago
21.

Bypass    

The politically correct term is Trans-American

151 days ago
22.

Openfly    

ohhh the butthurt!

151 days ago
23.

erica    

cant I just say he-she and be done Im so sick of the pc bs

151 days ago
24.

Jennifer    

I had no idea you weren't supposed to use that turn either. What are you supposed to say? Freak?

151 days ago
25.

Dan    

The proper terminology is "mafe". No longer a complete male/female and will NEVER be a complete sex they try to look like.

151 days ago
26.

Deer diary    

there's a lgbt movement long underway and the transgender folks are at the tale end of the group regarding rights and momentum. so a couple years ago, it probably wasn't as offensive. but movements progress and change over time right? just as it wasn't offensive years ago to call someone a negro or a homosexual and now it is. some would label it progress. and some, it seems, would label it gross. but they are an oppressed, marginalized group of society nevertheless who have decided that the term tranny, which is derivative from the word transsexual, is offensive. just because you can get a couple clowns on jerry springer doesn't mean the rest of the group wants to be made a mockery of. the same exact things have happened with other discriminated groups. just as the N word is derived from a non offensive word negroid, it was then labeled as offensive. jerry, like him or hate him, was just trying to be open minded and respectful (as much of an oxymoron as that is). so while Paula dean was stuck in an era that had passed, and was then ruthlessly destroyed for it, so will be the folks slamming "trannies" on here. movements take a hundred and fifty years to come to fruition and this one is simply in it's earlier stages. but we do move forward in society, like it or not. so while many of us on here may live long enough to never gain empathy for transgender people, it doesn't mean you aren't siding with the losing side of history.

151 days ago
27.

my2cents    

Hiow about Transgay? - or Chlckswith***** or the other Chlckswith*****thatusedtohavetw@ts

151 days ago
28.

CoconutScrimp    

Oh well, I do miss the Springer of days long gone by.

151 days ago
29.

lisa     

Jerry springer i nothing but a gay show

151 days ago
30.

w    

oh just stfu trannies, lgbt, gays what ever you want to be called, stop screaming fairness if you want to be like everyone else take sh** like everyone else. no pun intended.

151 days ago
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