‘Drag Race’ contestants weigh in on RuPaul’s transgender controversy

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RuPaul may be one of the world’s biggest gay drag icons, but that hasn’t stopped him from being blasted by members of the transgender community in a growing battle over the use of words like “tranny” and “she-male” in the media. And the heat spiked earlier this week when he defended his freedom of speech and told his trans critics “You know what? You need to get stronger.” Now, some of his “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni have come forward to weigh in on the matter. And while some of them were in support of Ru, some criticized the icon for being insensitive to the transgender community.

Check out their responses to Ru’s controversy after the cut. – nicholas robinson



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