Stephen Colbert says people who support transgender bathroom bans are the real ‘weirdos’

Stephen Colbert has a message for the politicians in states like North Carolina who want to dictate which bathrooms transgender people can use.

In the wake of calls for a boycott of Target due to its inclusive bathroom policy, the Late Show host mocked conservative attempts to limit transgender people’s bathroom use in his signature style: by laying out his own bathroom policy and railing against the small talk that too often accompanies public bathroom use.

Colbert’s point was clear: Sure, he doesn’t want to talk to anyone, shake anyone’s hand, or share a urinal if he doesn’t have to. But he doesn’t care which bathroom people use, as long as it’s right for them.

“And to all those lawmakers out there who are so obsessed with who’s using what bathroom and what plumbing they’ve got downtown,” Colbert said, “Newsflash: you’re the weirdos.”

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.