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Logo TV Does Not Seem To Have RuPaul's Back! Especially After He Defended His Use Of Anti-Transgender Slur!

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logo tv does not seem to have rupauls back especially after he defended his use of anti transgender slur

Did this television personality shoot himself in the foot with these latest comments?

RuPaul Charles, host of the popular show RuPaul’s Drag Race, recently was on Marc Maron's popular podcast where he defended his use of words such as "tranny."

The subject was brought up by Marc Maron most likely because of the controversy that has followed RuPaul after he and other contestants used the term “she-male.”

Here's what he said in that interview:

“Does the word ‘tranny’ bother me? No. I love the word ‘tranny’. Don’t you dare tell me what I can do or what I can say. It’s just words. Yeah, words do hurt. ‘Words hurt me.’ You know what? Bitch, you need to get stronger. You really do. Because you know what? If you think, if you’re upset by something I said, you have bigger problems than you think. I’m telling you this.”

Logo TV, which airs RuPaul's show, has since responded to those comments, and it appears they are NOT backing RuPaul up!

A spokesperson for Logo TV recently said:

“These comments did not come from Logo. We are committed to supporting the entire LGBT community and will not feature any anti-trans rhetoric on our shows.”

GLAAD has previously expressed their concern over the transphobic terms used on RuPaul's show, and said they worked with Logo TV to make sure they were on the same page in terms of not airing such remarks in the future. GLAAD has not commented on RuPaul's latest remarks so far.

It's a bit ironic since RuPaul's whole rant on WTF With Marc Maron dealt with the subject of censorship and his feelings on the matter, and it appears that aforementioned rant could in fact lead to more censorship of what RuPaul can and cannot say in public.

Check out the controversial interview segment with RuPaul and Marc Maron down (below) !!!

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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17 comments to “Logo TV Does Not Seem To Have RuPaul's Back! Especially After He Defended His Use Of Anti-Transgender Slur!”

  1. adam says – reply to this


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    I think this is absolutely ridiculous. Ru & the show are trying to make light of these words by using them in a way in which they hold no offensive value. The more you take offence to these words, the more fire you're giving people to use them. It's only when we don't let these comments/words get to use that they lose their offensive value. If anything, Ru has helped the transgender community. If I took gay slurs seriously in school, I probably wouldn't be as strong as I am today. I laugh, joke and make slurs about myself because I don't take life too seriously and the words lose all value.

    Take the four letter C word for example… (I won't post on here because it will probably get removed). Think about it, what is it about the word that is so offensive? Absolutely nothing. It's just that people have added value to the word by making it taboo. Imagine if we now added the same offence to the word "flower" and this was widely accepted… You call somebody flower and they start to take it personally. This is the ridiculous world we're all living in. One in which we take words - and life - far too seriously.

    So, to those who are really criticising Ru and others for saying "tranny" or "she-mail", please reassess your lives and ask yourselves why you're so upset about the word. You're probably not, you're just jumping on the bandwagon. You're placing blame in your own community. You're adding offensive value to a word for absolutely no reason.

  2. adam says – reply to this


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    its annoying that this is even happening. This man have done so much for the gay community and to even accused him of anything less than supporting the lgbt is absurd. We live in a society where accusing someone of homophobia or racism is the modern day witch hunt. It doesn't help the cause of equality but instead weaken and digress our focus on real issues such as gay marriage and gay teen suicides. But what do I know, I'm just a fellow gay who goes on here to catch up of funny, scandalous celeb gossips.

  3. Deedee says – reply to this


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    Rupaul looks so ld in this picture. Does he really use that strong of a filter on his show?



  4. 4

    The word tranny is short for transsexual people that are transsexual should not be offended by it. People who are not transsexual being called a tranny might be offensive. It's like referring to someone who is white as white or someone who is black black. Seriously trannies have called themselves trannies right to my face so WHO GIVES A SH*T.

  5. K.C. says – reply to this


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    We do not live in a world where being not offended is a right. If you think you can go through life without getting your feelings hurt, you're pretty fucking delusional. There are words I do not use, mainly out of respect, not because I'm some PC warrior. But some people really do need to get a thicker skin. No group has a claim to what others can say.

  6. styler says – reply to this


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    I stand with Rupaul……GlAAD and LOGO are sad…. They're the ones who should go away…

  7. Matt says – reply to this


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    It looks like the bullies are winning. Amazing how a handful of computer screen activists can hold a network with millions of viewers hostage. RuPaul called these individuals out on their using the victim card as a way of reclaiming power–he told the truth, not out of malice but out of a tough love–and that is something you don't do if you're on television. If RuPaul goes, Logo will lose almost all of its viewership–hopefully they will have a sudden moment of clarity and stop being spineless cowards to the loudest voice in the crowd.

  8. Krishiqua says – reply to this


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    Most of the comments I see around the internet support RuPaul 100%. The life of a transgendered person is not easy, i get it. And I sympathize. But Ru is right. If your whole world can be rocked by a single world, then you are NOT ready for your journey. Ru is not your enemy. Point your rage in the right direction. Or better yet, find inner peace and let it go, huntey.

  9. savannah soreal says – reply to this


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    I agree with RU - as an entertainer for over 20 years, I must say our trans sis's and bro's need to be less sensitive. I agree that words can hurt, but only if you let them. Where is their praise for all she has done to further the LGBT community? FOR YEARS I MIGHT ADD !!!!

  10. GiGi says – reply to this


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    Is Carmen Electra making a big deal out of nothing!

  11. Darla : ) says – reply to this


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    This is the smartest most well put comment I have ever read on the internet. You couldn't be more spot on.

  12. Darla : ) says – reply to this


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    @adam

  13. Kunt Bornthiswaystein says – reply to this


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    Legendary tranny Kate Bornstein tells fascist speech police to go fck themselves:

  14. SheWhoShallNotBeNamed says – reply to this


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    I never knew rupaul had freckles..

  15. jtk says – reply to this


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    you intentionally chose a shitty pic of rupaul…maybe try to be a tiny bit evenhanded?

  16. oscar says – reply to this


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    Shut up Perez. How in the world can it be ok to attack Rupaul for a word he uses to describe himself? Have several seats.

  17. Brad says – reply to this


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    He DOES look "old" in this pic…but he is! Who cares? He is still fabulous and inspirational…why does everyone have to try to hide their age? no hate…just sayin'!