Tolerance is no longer about tolerating; now it is about engaging in the issue at hand. For example, you're now considered an intolerant transphobe for refusing to make out with a transgender person.
Ginuwine found this out first hand.
The R&B singer, appearing on the U.K. reality show "Big Brother," is being slammed as a transphobe for refusing to kiss his male-to-female transgender co-star India Willoughby on live TV.
When discussing dating, Willoughby complained that Ginuwine would date women but not him, claiming he really is a woman. When Ginuwine conceded that he would not date Willoughby if he knew he were trans, things escalated.
"I'm a woman, right," said Willoughby. "Forget about any 't's, or anything in front of it. So, on that score, you would date me, wouldn't you?"
"Not if you told me you was trans," replied Ginuwine.
"No, no, I'm not telling you I'm trans," Willoughby insisted. "I'm a woman."
"A woman? Yeah," answered the "Pony" singer.
This, for some reason, promoted Willoughby to grab Ginuwine's neck and lean in for a kiss. Ginuwine appeared to be extremely uncomfortable at this moment and quickly pulled away.
Ginuwine's rejection of the advances came with backlash; he's now being accused of transphobia.
You know how the saying goes, "No means no — unless a transgender person is making the advances, then you better comply or you'll be labeled a transphobic bigot."
Here were some of the unhinged reactions:
This insane sentiment is actually growing on the far left. Last week, male-to-female transgender folks accused cis-men of being insecure and weak for refusing to date them.
Tolerance sure has a different meaning than it used to.