Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show)

Larry Wilmore skewers Mike Huckabee for disgusting trans joke: "Go f*ck yourself!"

Wilmore doesn't have the most pristine track record with trans jokes either


Colin Gorenstein
June 4, 2015 7:20PM (UTC)

Mike Huckabee, widely known for propagating trans panic, and not at all known for comedy, joked back in February that if he had known about trans identity being an option he "would have found [his] feminine side" and asked his coach if he could shower with the girls. The gross comments were brought back from the dead after the release of Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover, and certainly didn't go unnoticed by the likes of Larry Wilmore.

The "Nightly Show" host blasted Huckabee on Wednesday's program for the joke -- wondering aloud what the name of his book was: "Oh yeah, 'God, Guns, Grits and Gravy' and Go Fuck Yourself."

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Let's not forget: Wilmore doesn't have the most pristine track record with Jenner jokes, either; he came under fire earlier this year for his own terribly belittling trans segment. (There were Wheaties "Transition of Champions" jokes involved.)

Watch the clip below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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