Dame Edna Everage has decided to “disassociate” herself from comments made by Barry Humpries, who is, of course, the very man who plays her.
In an interview with The Independent this week, Humpries said he agrees with Germaine Greer’s derogatory comments about “men who believe that thy are women and have themselves castrated.”
“I agree with Germaine!” Humpries said. “You’re a mutilated man, that’s all. Self-mutilation, what’s all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner –- what a publicity-seeking ratbag. It’s all given the stamp – not of respectability, but authenticity or something. If you criticize anything you’re racist or sexist or homophobic.”
Referencing his statements, Damn Edna’s Twitter account now has a peculiar message in which she tries to “distance herself” from her own alter ego:
— Dame Edna Everage (@DameEdnaEverage) January 6, 2016
The post reads: ” “I’m partly Aboriginal. I’m certainly Jewish. I could play Canasta at the age of five. And I disassociate myself from anything Barry Humphries has to say. I fired him years ago but he refuses to accept dismissal. The poor thing is losing the plot. He deserves our pity not our disapproval.”