Seems like RuPaul still hasn’t learned anything from all the drama that was unleashed last year when his RuPaul’s Drag Race show was forced to drop the t-word slur and the equally offensive ‘You’ve Got She-Mail’ catchphrase from it by LOGO TV.
In a June 3 interview with The Guardian, RuPaul said that he wouldn’t have dropped the problematic phrases reviled by the majority of the trans community,
RuPaul said in that interview: “I would not have changed it, but that’s their choice. Our intention was always coming from a place of love. On paper, you cannot read intention, so it was actually hurtful.”
RuPaul, when a majority of a community tells you words are hurtful slurs, if you love and respect the community as you claim, you respectfully listen to what they have to say and don’t fracking use them.
Allegedly coming from a ‘place of love’ doesn’t give you a pass for you to disrespectfully ignore the wishes of the people that emphatically tells you NOT to do it, then use your predominately white gay male fanbase as a human shield to deflect the criticism that will inevitably come your way.
At least you admitted the words were hurtful, and that’s a start. But still not going to watch Drag Race.