This is not cool. This is not right. This is the face of bullying and bigotry. Liza looked amazingly upset by this and (AFAIK) she’s not even trans.
Seriously, WHAT THE FUCK, Ellen?!
Seriously, Ellen, what the fuck.
I love her, but loving someone doesn’t mean ignoring their bullshit, nor does it mean ignoring the social pressure that they (especially lesbian comedians) face to maintain cis/white/male supremacy in order to be accepted by mainstream society. Ellen did a great job hosting the Oscars, but this joke was totally fucked up and not okay at all.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
I was about to say it would be helpful if it were explained why we need to time it, but I see a helpful sort has added this in. Well done, helpful sort.
May I also add, from being told previously by a seizure-prone person - no one is going to swallow their own tongue. That is not a thing. However, they may choke, suffocate, or otherwise suffer lacerations from you trying to shove something into their mouth to keep them from doing this impossible thing. On no account do this.
This is super important! I had someone seizure during one of my panels (no it was not our fault, there was no slideshow at this point, just us talking) and we were lucky enough to have a few people with medical knowledge around. Memorize these steps, please.