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RuPaul: I love using the word ‘tranny’

RuPaul: I love using the word ‘tranny’

RuPaul Charles has defended his use of the transphobic slur ‘tranny’.

The world’s most famous drag queen broke his silence following the outrage by some transgender people who criticized him as well as the show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Trans performers Monica Beverly Hillz and Carmen Carrera, who were contestants on the show, have also objected to the slur being used.

‘Does the word tranny bother me? No. I love the word tranny,’ Charles said.

‘It’s not the transsexual community who’s saying that. These are fringe people who are looking for storylines to strengthen their identity as victims.

That is what we are dealing with. It’s not the trans community.

‘’Cause most people who are trans have been through hell and high water. And they’ve looked behind the curtain at Oz and go, “Oh, this is all a fucking joke.”

‘But some people haven’t and they’ve used their victimhood to create a situation where, “No! You look at me! I want you to see me the way you’re supposed to see me!”

Charles added: ‘If your idea of happiness has to do with someone else changing what they say, what they do, you are in for a fucking hard-ass road.’

He said he believes everybody has the right to be whatever they want to be.

‘I ain’t stopping you. But don’t you dare tell me what I can do or what I can’t — say or do. It’s just words, like, “Yeah, words hurt me!”

‘Bitch, you need to get stronger. If you’re upset by something I said, you have bigger problems than you think.’

In the interview with Marc Maron, the drag queen also addressed the conversy over the ‘You’ve Got Shemail’ – the pun that introduces the challenge each week.

‘Just recently, our show got into some thing with,’ he said. ‘But these are four people who have a Wi-Fi connection, sit behind a computer in God knows where, and deliberately misinterpret our verbage, and decide, “You hurt me.”

‘We are not doing anything to you. That’s how you interpreted it. And you have the freedom to do that. But we are coming from a place of love.

‘You know, I can call myself a nigger, faggot, tranny all I want to, because I’ve fucking earned the right to do it. I’ve lived the life,’ he added.

‘I’ve actually stayed away from this dialogue forever because it’s a lose-lose situation. You cannot win with this.

‘I believe what I believe. You believe what you believe. Let’s just call it a truce.’