March 26, 2014 | by Staff reports
Jerry Springer to stop using ‘tranny’
Jerry Springer, gay news, Washington Blade

Jerry Springer (Photo by Justin Hoch; courtesy Creative Commons)

STAMFORD, Conn. – Talk show host Jerry Springer on March 24 said he will no longer use a term on his program that many transgender advocates find offensive.

Springer told “TMZ Live” that LGBT advocacy groups criticized him over a recent show that was titled “Trannies Twerk It Out.” The talk show host told the website he did not know “tranny” is considered offensive.

“I’ve just been educated,” said Springer. “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.”

RuPaul is among the other celebrities and personalities who have come under fire in recent weeks for using words that LGBT rights advocates consider transphobic.

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