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.
“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.