Aussie icon on Caitlyn Jenner: "You’re a mutilated man, that's all".

Dame Edna Everage has “hello possum-ed” her way into hearts around the world for decades. But Barry Humphries is bound to isolated many former fans with his most recent interview.

The Australian comedian has spoken out against the “carry on” surrounding Caitlyn Jenner.

In an interview with The Telegraph UKHumphries has backed claims made by prominent feminist academic Germaine Greer, that transgender women are not “real women”.

Greer received a great deal of backlash in October last year after stating that transgender women are not women, rather men “who believe that they are women and have themselves castrated.”

Of Jenner’s recent transition, Humphries said, “I agree with Germaine! You’re a mutilated man, that’s all.”


“Self-mutilation, what’s all this carry on?” he continued. “Caitlyn Jenner — what a publicity-seeking ratbag. It’s all given the stamp — not of respectability, but authenticity or something.”

Authenticity that, evidently, Humphries cannot see.

“If you criticise anything you’re racist or sexist or homophobic.”

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Humphries told The Telegraph that he allows his characters to speak for themselves. Especially when it comes to the controversial. “Yes, it’s wonderful!” he said. “Les can say what he likes. I can say: ‘I disapprove of what Edna said the other night’.”

Well, not this time. This one’s on you, Barry.