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Let's not forget that the population of London is 8.1 Million, on par with NYC, and
the population of Seattle proper is only 634,535 (as of 2012).
Seattle is approximately 1/15th of London.
I"m surprised she didn't call him on him continuing to repeat his mistake -- dang, he kept repeating it! Born a boy, born a boy, born a boy. Catch a clue, Piers.
But, if we're talking Vertigo titles in general:
Granted, none of these would be easy to translate from page to screen, but damn if anyone DID try...
I live in London and even during a Tube strike it's been easier to get to work than it was in Seattle.
And I went into it assuming Piers was in the wrong, but after watching it, I think at the heart of it he was really right. At the end he really gets to the point--the valid point--which isn't "poor me," it is more the idea that he was trying, doing his best, not really sure how what he said was offensive, trying to figure out how to not make the same mistake, and asking for an explanation. And making the bigger point that he would have been open to that discussion in real time. That it doesn't benefit anyone to do an interview with someone who is trying to do good and provide assistance to your cause, to give the impression that everything was well and good, and then to blindside them with criticism after it is aired. If she had issues and had raised them during the interview or before it aired and they had been unwilling to listen that would be totally different.
How long until these fucksticks demand that we stop saying "transgender" because it refers to a gender change, which is apparently offensive?