Motherland writer Graham Linehan has lashed out at Apple TV after the company branded him “anti-transgender” in biographies of the show’s cast and crew.
- Apple TV claimed in a short biography for the series Motherland
- Graham Linehan’s entry describes him as an ‘anti-transgender activist’
- Linehan told the Mail on Sunday that the biography is a ‘bundle of slander and lies’
Writer Graham Linehan is considering taking legal action against Apple TV after being branded “anti-transgender.”
The streaming service claimed in a short biography provided in the cast and crew section of the series Motherland.
Linehan co-wrote the original series Motherland, which humorously captures the struggles of motherhood. Cast and crew information is usually limited to other shows, but Linehan’s Apple TV entry calls him not only “Irish TV his writer,” but also an “anti-transgender activist.” It is explained that there is
He has said he was involved in “anti-transgender activism” after an episode of another sitcom he wrote, The IT Crowd, was criticized as “transphobic”.
An Apple TV entry says Graham Linehan (pictured) was involved in “anti-trans activism” after an episode of another sitcom he wrote, The IT Crowd, was criticized as “transphobic.”
Linehan, who has won multiple baftas on hit comedy shows including Father Ted, told the Mail on Sunday that the biography is “a bunch of slander and lies.” I am incredibly angry about this.
The 54-year-old author said she was vilified for boldly criticizing aspects of “transgender ideology.”
Apple TV removed all mentions of Linehan being “anti-transgender” last night after reaching out for comment.
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