Jared Kushner Apparently Has 'Gay Voice' and It's a PunchlineJared Kushner Apparently Has 'Gay Voice' and It's a Punchlineby John Becker of The AdvocateJune 23 2017
In the age of Trump, there are few people more powerfulâ€”or more mysteriousâ€”than the presidentâ€™s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Despite lacking any experience in or qualifications for government service, the 36-year-old real estate heir has been put in charge of an almost comically broad portfolio encompassing everything from negotiating peace in the Middle East to solving Americaâ€™s opioid crisis to completely overhauling the entire federal bureaucracy. But Kushner has largely remained in the shadows, declining interview requests and shunning social media.
That all changed Monday at an event for the newly-created American Technology Council, where he spoke on camera
about his alleged plans to modernize government computer systems and beef up cybersecurity. As soon as you hear Kushnerâ€™s light, high tenor voice
you'll understand why he stayed silent for so long.
The Internet quickly responded: "Gay as a tree full of chickadees," one Twitter user sneered. "Jared Kushner sounds exactly like I expected him to sound: super fucking gay," tweeted another. "Hearing his voice is a reminder that masculinity is dying. #CorruptAndEffeminate." Late-night comedian Seth Meyers even got in on the action, joking, "Kushnerâ€™s title says senior adviser to the president, but his voice says senior at Claremont High School."
Some insulted Kushnerâ€™s anatomy ("Dude is a eunuch. Somebody fucked up that circumcision"). Others, his masculinity ("Kushner is an important reminder that you canâ€™t buy puberty") or his sexual prowess ("After hearing Jared Kushnerâ€™s voice, I understand why Ivanka was staring at Justin Trudeau with those hungry eyes"). Many commenters questioned Kushnerâ€™s sexual orientation ("Why Jared Kushner always seem like he low key looking at your dick from one urinal over?") or his gender identity ("As expected, he sounds as if heâ€™s months into hormone replacement therapy for forthcoming sexual reassignment surgery").
All this shaming of Jared Kushner for having a high-pitched speaking voice reinforces toxic and outdated constructs of masculinity. Itâ€™s also completely unnecessary, as thereâ€™s plenty else to criticize him for â€” his lying about meeting with Russians
being one good place to start.