Trans Drag Race queen Gia Gunn has slammed RuPaul as ‘ignorant’.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season two star criticized RuPaul at a recent gig.
‘Welcome to the world of drag that includes transgender,’ Gunn said.
— CAPT. JORGE (@soddennine) December 23, 2018
‘Fuck Miss RuPaul and her ignorant ass comments.
‘We are coming into 2019. I’m tired of giving hos credit when they don’t deserve it.
‘It’s time to give credit to what makes the world go round: us queens and us as a community.’
Fans have suggested Gunn’s comments are likely to do with RuPaul’s comments about trans people in 2017.
He previously said trans queens wouldn’t be welcome on the show. He also compared trans people with queens who have had plastic surgery.
Writing on Twitter, he apologized: ‘Each morning I pray to set aside everything I THINK I know, so I may have an open mind and a new experience.’
He added: ‘I understand and regret the hurt I have caused. The trans community are heroes of our shared LGBTQ movement. You are my teachers.’
The LGBTI advocate posted a second tweet saying Drag Race has only looked for ‘charisma uniqueness nerve and talent,’ which would ‘never change.’
Sonique, a trans queen from season two, appeared in the holiday special. Gunn then has been starring in season four of All Stars. Stacey Layne Matthews also made a ‘legend’ cameo in the second episode of this current season.
Fans react to Gia Gunn and her comments about RuPaul
Fans have reacted to Gunn’s comments about RuPaul.
‘Good for you Miss Gia!’ one said. ‘Telling it like it is.’
‘It’s hilarious that a trans woman who’s go-to comedy is still telling drag queens that their bodies are shit and look like men is going around calling anyone else ignorant,’ another reacted..
‘RuPaul apologized for the comments and is working to make the show more inclusive. Apparently if you say something stupid then that is you forever regardless of any growth you attempt.’
Another said: ‘Ru isn’t perfect and definitely should be held accountable for his words… and he did. Can we move on now?
‘It’s starting to come off opportunistic of Gia.’