Twitter Schools Andy Cohen on Forgiving Senator McCaskill

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday November 6, 2020

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Andy Cohen has received backlash on social media for defending Senator Claire McCaskill after she used an outdated and controversial term in an interview, Page Six reports.

The problem began when McCaskill, speaking with MSNBC on Wednesday, used the word "transsexual" instead of "transgender." After receiving backlash of her own, McCaskill issued an apology:

"I'm so sorry I used hurtful term last night.I was tired,but never a good excuse.People have misinterpreted what I was trying to say.Our party should never leave behind our fight 4 equality for trans people or anyone else who has been marginalized by hate. My record reflects that."

To which Cohen replied, "You misspoke. Don't think twice about it."

Several people took Cohen to task:

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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