In an interview with gay glossy Out to promote Strut, her new show that follows five transgender models, Whoopi Goldberg said that people need to “relax” about transgender people.

“Transgender people have been with us forever,” Goldberg said. “Not just recently. Not just on television. But in real life.”

Strut, which premieres Tuesday on Oxygen, takes a look inside Slay Model Management, the world's first exclusively transgender modeling agency.

Goldberg and Tom Leonardis executive produce the reality show.

“Oxygen was the one network that had the same idea as Whoopi,” Leonardis told the magazine, “that this community needs to be protected and that this show needed to be done in the right light.”

“It's not about superficiality,” Goldberg said. “This is about how to deal with your mom or your dad, who may not get it. People say, 'Honey, God doesn't make mistakes.' No, God doesn't make mistakes, but Mother Nature will fuck with you. So, if someone says, 'I don't think I'm in the right body,' you have to listen.”

“No matter where you live, you know someone or you've met someone who is transgender. So, relax. They're just trying to find their place in the world,” she added.

Strut's premiere episode is available to watch online.