Drag icon RuPaul has said he loves the word “tranny.”

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In an interview with the Huffington Post and SiriusXM OutQ radio, RuPaul weighed in on the controversy surrounding the ABC sitcom Work It and the use of the word “tranny.”

ABC on Friday announced that it had canceled the show, which featured two men who dress as women to get a job, after only two outings. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay rights advocate, and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) had criticized the show, saying it reinforced mistaken stereotypes about transgender people.

“Don't take life so seriously,” RuPaul commented. “We live in a culture where everyone is offended by everything.”

On singer Lance Bass' recent use of the word “tranny” and his subsequent apology, RuPaul said: “It's ridiculous! It's ridiculous! … I love the word 'tranny.' … And I hate the fact that he's apologized. I wish he would have said, 'Fuck you, tranny jerk!'”

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