Margaret Cho Reveals She Worked As a Hooker, Calls Mary Magdalene a ‘Whore’

Comedian Margaret Cho revealed this week she used to work as a prostitute, and says she supports the legality of prostitution, as it’s “honest work.”

Cho took to her Twitter account Thursday to discuss her past of taking money for sex, claiming sex workers should be worshipped by society.

“Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There’s no shame in it,” she wrote. “I support sex workers because I was one and I know that it’s a job that’s needlessly shunned by society when frankly we should be worshiped.”

Cho was later asked by a Twitter user if she had trouble engaging in relationships after her life as a prostitute, to which she replied, “I don’t believe so. I think being molested as a child had more to do with that. But as a sex worker I had power+$$.”

“I have way more PTSD from rape. That’s real,” she said. “Sex work was just a good way to make money. At least for me then.”

The comedian then took her remarks a step further, by claiming prostitutes are glorified in the Bible.

“Mary Magdalene was a wh*re and Jesus loved her. The Bible has been turned against us by jealous men,” she said. “I’m not offering sex work. I’m simply stating I’ve done it. It’s hard labor and deserves dignity in DIVINITY.”

Cho told Billboard in September she was molested from the ages of five and 12 by a close family friend.

“I had a very long-term relationship with this abuser, which is a horrible thing to say,” she confessed. “I didn’t even understand it was abuse, because I was too young to know. I endured it so many times, especially because I was alone a lot.”

The comedian also says she was raped at 14 by another close family friend, and was rejected by her peers after telling a friend about it.

“When I was raped in high school, it was the first time I had sex that was penetrative, so it was different and weird,” she said.

“I told someone that I was raped, and the kids at school found out and said, ‘You are so ugly and fat that the only way anybody would have sex with you is if they were crazy and raped you. So don’t act like you are hot and somebody wanted to f*** you. It’s because you are disgusting, and you deserve to be raped.'”

Cho dropped out of school shortly after the alleged incident, and has since written a song called “I Want To Kill My Rapist” to help her work through her troubled past.

“I think Bill Cosby and Woody Allen and all these men are so disgusting. It’s gross. The song I made is a rejection of all that,” she said. “The rage women have against abusers is real. We have the power to come forward and say “This happened to me.”


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