While filming his new “reality show” for MTV last week:
According to my source at the event, Savage was in the middle of answering a question from a student who was wondering if her boyfriend was a freak because he watched porn featuring trans women. Savage suggested that her boyfriend was a freak, while freely using the terms “shemale” and “freaky tranny porn.” That is when two individuals ran up and threw glitter on him yelling “Transphobe!” Someone from the MTV tech crew muttered “Oh, not again!” Savage laughed it off and said that being gay he loves glitter.
How convenient. A question about tranny porn (which is what it’s called, sorry) precedes the “glitter bombing”–with cameras rolling, of course. Will an MTV-sanctioned stunt like that make good teevee though? Is glitter as captivating a spectacle as a fat midget Italian whore getting drunk? What an exciting time this must be in Dan Savage’s life.