The show has created such a place for the LGBT community in this world. It has made it ok for us to be who we are and has shown the world we are not freaks and we deserve love just like anyone else in this world. The show has not only had transgender guests but many prior contestants that are transgender and have done nothing but given them love, support, respect and catapulted their career plus given them a voice that may otherwise have been silent or not as loud had it not been for a show that gave them support. This subject saddens me because it is our community that has decided this word describes who we are and considers it a negative.
I support the transgender community and have so many close friends that I love dearly. I want a world that accepts everyone for who they are and who they are meant to be."
I do want to say, I love and respect all of my transgender friends and community. I always have and always will.
I was never offended nor were any of the contestants (who were fighting for screen time to get their face on TV) by the phrase "You've Got She-mail." We all just saw it as a take off of America's Next Top Model and then we all pretend to be "shes" for a living. This phrase has also been on the show for 5.5 seasons.
I certainly never want to see someone belittled and legitimately hurt by anything. In my opinion this was not hate speech. To me this just isn't the battle that needed to be fought. This has the potential to open flood gates we may not want open. Trust me the list of offensive words is growing exponentially. I just don't see this as a victory for transgender rights. We all already believed you should have them.
I certainly understand that words can indeed cause pain. I've dealt with that all my life. But then I realized that I am giving these words power over me. I refuse to be defined by words and I refuse to let words bring me down."
"Because I am offended by it, RuPaul's Drag Race will ALSO edit out the last episode of season 3 where Raja Gemini kicks my ass and wins the crown!
And because EVERYONE was offended, the entire season of RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race will be edited off the face of the earth."
I think [any man] who wears huge wigs, exaggerated make up, skimpy outfits, giant lashes, and impossible shoes to impersonate (slander) a woman is a complete misogynist!! They should all be edited out of all and past episodes of Rupaul's Drag Race.
"Dumb dumb and even more fucking dumb!!!! If you were ever offended by the use of " she mail" on drag race then to be honest you probably shouldn't have been watching the show in the first place. Fuck stop taking shit so seriously and get over it. Whomever wants to argue the point don't even bother messaging me because I could care less!!!!"
"Apparently the punny and perky term " You've got shemail" has been stricken from use on RuPaul's Drag Race.....VICTORY!........albeit a hollow one. A victory, because apparently you can petition and harangue and shame using the awesome power of social media to extract an apology.....hollow, in that it is hard to exact the requisite level of authentic remorse from such methods........nevermind, surely the result must take precedence over the method........Kudos kids.
"we outta have one of these every year"- Chastity Pariah"