MonicaR commented on the blog post RuPaul Believes Trans People Should F***-Off If We Object To Being Called Tr***ies
We have told you as our rainbow community allies that the t-word is now considered by an increasing majority of the trans community to be a slur.
If you use it after we tell you it is a slur or try to come up with weak reasons to justify using it, then it stands to reason in our minds by you doing so you meant to be disrespectful toward our community and it’s going to piss transpeople off.
We thought we made it clear in 2009 to white gay media and the GL community that RuPaul is not a trans person. he is a self Identified gay male who made it clear he wasn’t trans and should not be regarded as an ‘expert’ on our lives.
GL people dismissively ignored that message we tried to tell you nicely in 2009, and the result is another community kerfluffle in which we had to point out in a language you GL people understand what RuPaul said was transphobic, it ain’t okay, and don’t do it any more.