Barry Humphries, the man behind his drag alter ego Dame Edna Everage, has called trans women ‘mutilated men’.
The Australian comedian made the comment defending writer Germaine Greer, who said: ‘Just because you lop off your cock and then wear a dress, doesn’t make you a fucking woman.’
‘I agree with Germaine. You’re a mutilated man, that’s all,’ the 81-year-old told The Telegraph.
Humphries attacked Caitlyn Jenner, saying she ‘self-mutilated’ herself and is a ‘publicity-seeking ratbag’.
‘It’s all given the stamp – not of respectability, but authenticity or something. If you criticise anything you’re racist or sexist or homophobic,’ he added.
Humphries also made offensive comments published in the Radio Times, saying Downton Abbey had only been successful in the US as ‘there are no black people in it’.