|Barnes & Noble and Borders stores south of the border are censoring the latest cover of Dossier Journal featuring androgynous male model Andrej Pejic.|
|This is a screenshot because someone at FHM clued in to how offensive this was/is and removed the original post.|
"'Thing’ is quite accurate.”
"Pass the sick bucket.”
"One trend we won't be following."
THIS IS IN PRINT?
Besides this just being downright juvenile, it’s incredibly inaccurate to compare the male-identified Pejic with the female-identified Lea T. While he plays around with androgyny, Pejic has never expressed any desire to actually become a woman, whereas Lea T felt she was born the wrong sex and took steps to remedy the situation. I’d say this is pure homophobia and transphobia, but Pejic has not publicly identified himself as either gay nor transgender. From what I can gather, they simply can’t handle the fact that he’s different and does not appear to be that which "they" believe a MAN should represent (cue football throwing, beer guzzling and steroid use.) A sadly familiar scenario that triggers many a schoolyard bully to ruin some poor kid’s life and now children are dying because of it.
Shouldn’t we know better than to propagate this shit?
I am just going to sit here and stare unbelievably at this for a moment.
UPDATE:I received an email from Newsy who supplied me with a great video that also illustrates how others are reacting to this. So far, I have not seen any articles interviewing Andrej himself.
"I read your post “FHM Says Horribly Ignorant Things About Andrej Pejic – I Am Disgusted” where you provide your reaction to the slanderous comments made on FHM’s website. You summed it up perfectly when you said that they simply can’t handle the fact that Andrej is different. I appreciate that you compared these comments to schoolyard bullying, because that is essentially what they are. Recently Newsy.com produced a video about the FHM’s comments and Andrej’s Dossier cover:
It provides a lot of contextual information about Andrej and the controversy surrounding him and his androgynous style. I think the video compliments your post well, and I hope you will consider embedding it into your 'In the War Between' blog post. Traditional news outlets often overlook LGBTQ issues. It is important to present these stories to the public and shed light on ignorance. Blogs like yours do an excellent job providing the public with the news they need."