No Comment: SNL’s Transphobic Ad

If Saturday Night Live’s fake ad for “Estro-maxx” last night had any purpose–or punchline–besides transphobia, we missed it.

Shouldn’t fake advertising be an opportunity to satirize mainstream ads to, you know, humorous effect? Maybe the SNL writing staff needs a refresher course from Sarah Haskins:

Update: GLAAD has started a petition campaign demanding an apology from SNL. You can add your name here.


Jessica Stites is Associate Editor at Ms. magazine.