"I understand and regret the hurt I have caused. The trans community are heroes of our shared LGBTQ movement."
RuPaul came under fire this weekend for comments made during an interview with The Guardian. When asked if the icon would allow ‘bio-queens’ (biological women who mimic femininity through exaggerated drag characters) on his show, he responded, “Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not men doing it, because at its core it’s a social statement and a big f-you to male-dominated culture. So for men to do it, it’s really punk rock, because it’s a real rejection of masculinity.”
He was then asked about his decision to allow season 9 contestant Peppermint -- the show’s first openly transgender woman -- to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race.