RuPaul denies claims cabler Logo is
distancing itself from him over recent remarks on use of the word
“I love the word tranny,” RuPaul,
the host of Logo's RuPaul's Drag Race, said during an
interview with Marc Maron, breaking his two-year silence on use of
In a BuzzFeed article titled Logo
TV distances itself from RuPaul for defending the use of
anti-transgender slur, a Logo representative was quoted as
saying, “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.”
says he loves “the word tranny.”)
RuPaul responded in a series of tweets
“Trust! @LogoTV hasn't 'distanced'
itself from me, not while I'm payin' the f%kin' light bill over
there,” RuPaul messaged.
“I've been a 'tranny' for 32 years.
The word 'tranny' has never just meant transsexual.
#TransvestiteHerstoryLesson,” RuPaul added. “It's not the word
itself, but the intention behind the word.”