The Amazon original series ‘Transparent’, about a middle-aged man who goes through one heck of a midlife crisis and decides he wants to pretend to be a woman, has been a favorite of edgy leftie critics since it’s premiere on the streaming network in 2014.
In the garbage fire of morality that is our popular culture, ‘Transparent’ had one of the highest blazes, serving to de-stigmatize and normalize gender confusion by featuring the “transition” of main character Morton Pfefferman to “Moira” Pfefferman, played by Jeffery Tambor.
The show featured many other real-life gender-confused people, one of whom made television history by participating in the first full-frontal nudity scene featuring a transgender “woman.”
But now, it seems the “groundbreaking” television series will be cut short, as lead Tambor has been booted from production by Amazon following a series of sexual assault allegations…from transgender “women.”
I mean, go figure, right?
The Verge reports:
The company began looking into allegations from Tambor’s former assistant Van Barnes last November, less than a month after Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigned in the wake of his own sexual harassment scandal. According to the claims, Tambor had allegedly propositioned and groped Barnes, a transgender woman. At the time, the actor told Deadlinethat the accusations were “baseless,” though shortly thereafter, transgender actress Trace Lysette accused Tambor of similar behavior. Days later, Tambor acknowledged that it would be difficult for him to return to the show. With today’s announcement, Amazon formally severs its relationship with the actor entirely.
Tambor denies the allegations, writing on Facebook that he was very disappointed with producer Jill Solloway. Here, was his statement, according to The Verge:
“I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations against me,” the actor wrote. “I am even more disappointed in Jill Soloway’s unfair characterization of me as someone who would ever cause harm to any of my fellow cast mates. In our four-year history of working together on this incredible show, these accusations have NEVER [sic] been revealed or discussed directly with me or anyone at Amazon. Therefore, I can only surmise that the investigation against me was deeply flawed and biased toward the toxic politicized atmosphere that afflicted our set. As I have consistently stated, I deeply regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone, and I will continue to vehemently defend myself. I also deeply regret that this ground-breaking show, which changed so many lives, is now in jeopardy. That, to me, is the biggest heartbreak.”
The thing is, you simply can’t apply basic morality to this situation because basic morality was already compromised from the get-go. When you base a whole show on the concept that a middle-aged father can just *poof* turn into a woman one day, what other moral norms are you throwing out the window?
This was a show that celebrated confusion and depravity. At the end of the day, you reap what you sow. So yeah…go figure.