There's no easy way of putting this. We are trying to find an act that can represent America on the world stage, and from where I sit a bunch of lip syncing old drag queens who can't dance is not...not what America needs right now.
Thanks to Renee at Womanist Musings I was alerted to this latest steaming pile of transphobia on our nation's airwaves.
Transpeople such as the Diva League have dreams and aspirations just like anyone else in this country. It was tough enough for them to make it to that stage to begin with. But to perform and then get disrespected on national television had to hurt.
You also have to love the vanilla flavored arrogance of Piers Morgan as well. News flash, Piers. America doesn't need another Simon Cowell wannabee either.
Since you're British Piers, remember who won the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest? It was an Israeli transwoman named Sharon Cohen, AKA Dana International.
South Korea proudly embraces Harisu as well along with the rest of Asia, so I think the world is more than ready for a talented African-American transwoman (or transman) to enter the world's stage.
Hopefully GLAAD will be giving Piers Morgan and the peeps at America's Got Talent a call soon.