“Yesterday, after writing an inflammatory tweet, RuPaul did something uncharacteristic: He apologized.
“It all started when he commented that trans women who have begun physically transitioning should not be able to compete on his show, RuPaul’s Drag Race.
“It’s not the first time RuPaul has criticized the trans community, but it is the first time the backlash was so widespread and vociferous on Twitter.
“On Into, one trans writer and advocate, Precious Brady-Davis, wrote that she found RuPaul’s idea of drag “misogynist” and “repulsive” and that he needs to “catch up with the rest of the movement.”
“Former Drag Race contestant Willam called Ru out on Twitter and Instagram, writing, “We work with trans women every night side by side and for them to be denied the opportunities because of someone’s narrowminded view on what they call ‘drag’ is fucked.””
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