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Drag queen Phi Phi O’Hara drags illustrator for wanting to ‘drop’ trans people

Drag queen Phi Phi O’Hara drags illustrator for wanting to ‘drop’ trans people

Phi Phi O'Hara

Phi Phi O’Hara, best known for appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 and All Star Season 2, promptly shut down transphobia on Twitter on Thursday (29 November).

O’Hara, whose real name is Jaremi Carey, was responding to Nigerian illustrator and programmer Sugabelly.

In the initial tweet, Sugabelly wrote: ‘Drop the T from LGB.’

O’Hara quote re-tweeted the original tweet, and added a nice clapback.

Phi Phi O'Hara's epic tweet
Need some ice for that burn? | Photo: Twitter @PhiPhiOhara

According to Sugabelly’s website, she currently works on a learning program called Sexy Igbo. She also created the series The 10 People You Meet in Nigeria.

On Twitter, however, she’s been posting numerous transphobic messages.

Numerous people immediately criticized Sugabelly’s initial tweet, writing down the names of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and more.

In a response to someone, Sugabelly called transgender people ‘mentally ill’ and ‘pandering to their delusion has only made them more aggressively so’.

Sugabelly's transphobic tweet
The transphobia is loud and clear | Photo: Twitter @sugabelly

Nearly every other tweet in response was criticizing her transphobic opinion and she didn’t respond.

In another tweet, Sugabelly wrote about ‘male aggression’ and how both women and trans women fear it.

She also wrote, however, that (cis) women fear being ‘attacked by transwomen’. This misgenders trans women when she claims the common denominator is male aggression, and also goes against the truth that trans women are women.

Sugabelly transphobic tweet
Ugh | Photo: Twitter @ sugabelly

Once again, people responded criticizing the original tweet. Numerous women replied that they do not fear trans women. Others pointed out that trans women face disproportionately high rates of violence.

Thank goodness for drag queens and their epic clapbacks.

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