John M. Becker

RuPaul's Drag Race Finally Pulls Transphobic Slur

Filed By John M. Becker | April 14, 2014 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: anti-trans slur, LOGO, RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race, transphobia

rupaul-drag-race.jpgAfter weeks of pressure from trans advocates and allies over its use of transphobic slurs like "tr**ny" and she-male," RuPaul's Drag Race and the LOGO network are finally stepping up to the plate and pledging to make some major changes.

In a statement to the Huffington Post, LOGO writes:

We wanted to thank the community for sharing their concerns around a recent segment and the use of the term 'she-mail' on Drag Race.

Logo has pulled the episode from all of our platforms and that challenge will not appear again.

Furthermore, we are removing the 'You've got she-mail' intro from new episodes of the series.

We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive. We sincerely apologize.

Drag Race fans, what's your reaction to this news? Is it a laudable step, or too little too late? If you stepped away from the show during this controversy, will this apology be enough to bring you back?

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