‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ recently kicked off their history-making season with their first-ever heterosexual male competitor, Maddy Morphosis. The show also includes two trans contestants, Kerri Colby and Kornbread Jete. The duos casting marks the first time that two out trans women compete on a season of the original version of the show.
But over the weekend, drama among the Drag Race fandom ensued after former contestant Gia Gunn tweeted about the new season.
“So happy to see a trans person on an actual season of drag race,” the drag artist posted along with a transgender flag emoji. “The doors that I’ve opened…”
So happy to see a trans person on an actual season of drag race 🏳️⚧️ The doors that I’ve opened…— Gia Gunn (@GiaGunn) January 8, 2022
Gia Gunn first appeared in season six of the cult drag competition series and returned in All-Stars season 4. While she did make history as the first trans contestant on the spinoff series, various other trans queens made their debuts in earlier seasons.
Gunn is no stranger to controversy and fans and fellow Drag Race contestants were quick to respond with their thoughts on the tweets.
Season 2 queen and recent All-Stars six winner Kylie Sonique Love reacted with a funny gif of her pointing at herself, reminding Gia of other competing trans queens before season 6.
“I love my fake season,” Gottmik replied to the controversial tweet. To which Gia responded with “Let me clarify…trans WOMEN.”
Another trans queen Carmen Carrera, who competed on season three prior to coming out, wrote on Twitter: “There’s a trans girl on drag race because we all fought for a trans girl on Drag Race. Some of us were fighting when it wasn’t even “cool” yet … but that’s not the point.”
There’s a trans girl on drag race because we all fought for a trans girl on Drag Race.— C A R M E N C A R R E R A (@Carmen_Carrera) January 8, 2022
Some of us were fighting when it wasn’t even “cool” yet … but that’s not the point 💯
Meanwhile, season nine runner-up shadily posted: “Um okay girl hahaha.”
After seeing some of the responses to her original post, Gia ultimately tweeted out a follow-up post: “A friendly reminder why I never talk about that show anymore,” Gia wrote. “Ok going back to doing trans things…”
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