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RuPaul: I wouldn’t have dropped ‘she-mail’

RuPaul: I wouldn’t have dropped ‘she-mail’

RuPaul has said he would not have dropped the word ‘she-mail’ from his reality competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race – but it was not his choice to make.

Last year, the drag queen came under fire from the transgender community – including several former Drag Racers – for his use of the phrase, ‘You’ve got she-mail’ following a challenge called Female or ‘She-male?’

The show’s US network, Logo, then stepped in and dropped the line from the new season after receiving complaints.

‘I would not have changed it, but that’s their choice,’ RuPaul told The Guardian.

‘Our intention was always coming from a place of love. On paper, you cannot read intention, so it was actually hurtful.

‘First of all, drag is dangerous. We are making fun of everything. But when someone doesn’t get the joke or feels offended by it, it’s a lose-lose situation, because you can’t explain a joke.

‘It isn’t funny if you explain it.’