No, Lou Reed's 'Walk on the Wild Side' is not transphobic – brush up on your history
“Holly came from Miama FL.A. Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side. Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side Holly Woodlawn, the trans actress behind those lyrics, was thrilled with “Take a Walk on the Wild Side”. “Lou Reed made me immortal,” she said delightedly.
“We are living in an era of “pick and choose” outrage, where people pick topics to get riled up about when it suits them, at random and always without going to the effort of checking context.
We’ve reached a point where people are trying to censor art without knowing why they are offended by it.“
I think people think they’re supposed to be offended by somethings, and they respond accordingly, with no context or awareness of what they’re reacting to.