Y’know, the trans panic strategy used in the Angie Zapata Hate Crime Murder Trial is way to fresh in my mind, where the defense implied (as defense attorneys always do when the trans panic defense is used) that the victim was deceptive in their presentation (usually male-bodied trans women presenting as women), and therefore is a mitigating factor in the commission of a violent “crime of passion.”
So, below is a commercial from a Los Angeles group of auto dealerships that is literally showing a transgender woman as being incredibly deceptive — not telling her husband that she was male-bodied, and he discovering the suprise on a desert road to what we’re left presuming would have been the honeymoon. (Really!)
The is an uncut version of the commercial here, and there is no question what the driver is seeing in his mirror before he drives off, leaving the bride alone in the desert without any way to get home.
No violence there, eh?
The slogan that ends the commercial is:
Getting what you want isn’t always easy. Finding the car you want should be.
So trans people are unwanted people, in LA Car Guy’s eyes. Swell! And add that commentary to the lyrics of the song playing in the commercial’s background, which begin:
Not for better,
Like a promise…
No commentary saying trans people are horrible, deceptive people there, whose transitions are “not for better,” eh?
I get tired of constantly having to defend my humanity to people who don’t perceive me as fully human. Well guess what? I am fully human, and this commercial angers me.
If you, like me, want to comment to the LA Car Guy dealerships about their commercial, the contact information for these nine dealerships are below the fold.LA Car Guy Dealerships:
• Lexus Santa Monica
1501 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Sales: Sales 800-859-4081
The Contact page links are to pages where you can send the dealerships’ emails.