RuPaul apologises for transgender comments

RuPaul apologised for saying he would “probably not” allow a man who transitioned into a woman onto his hit competition show “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.

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In an interview with the Guardian, RuPaul, whose birth name is RuPaul Andre Charles, was asked if he would accept a contestant on his show who had begun transitioning.

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“Probably not,” RuPaul answered.

RuPaul apologised Monday for the comments, stating he “understands and regrets the hurt I have caused.”

“The trans community are heroes of our shared LGBTQ movement. You are my teachers,” RuPaul tweeted.

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