In a recent mini-challenge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, the contestants were asked to gauge whether a photo was of a “female” or a “she-male”—i.e. a woman or a former RPDR drag superstar. Some critics have questioned whether the segment crossed into transphobia.
Today, the show’s executive producers released a statement:
“We delight in celebrating every color in the LGBT rainbow. When it comes to the movement of our trans sisters and trans brothers, we are newly sensitized and more committed than ever to help spread love, acceptance and understanding,” said RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe and Mandy Salangsang
Logo said, “We have heard the concerns around this segment. We are committed to sharing a diverse range of trans stories across all of our screens and look forward to featuring positive and groundbreaking stories of trans people in the future.”