Although she doesn’t clarify, it’s assumed that Gia is referring to RuPaul’s previous comments on trans queens.
In a recent appearance at a gig, Gia Gunn criticised RuPaul, seemingly for his stance on trans queens. “Welcome to the world of drag that includes transgender,” she said.
“Fuck Miss RuPaul and her ignorant ass comments. We are coming into 2019. I’m tired of giving hos credit when they don’t deserve it.
“Let me tell you guys who makes this whole thing go round: us queens and us as a community.”
As she made her comments, Gia received huge rounds of applause from the audience.
It’s thought that Gia’s comments are in reference to previous comments that RuPaul made back in March when the Emmy Award winning host said that he “probably” wouldn’t let a post-transition woman compete on the show.
In an interview with The Guardian, he said: “Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not men doing it, because at its core it’s a social statement and a big f-you to male-dominated culture.
“So for men to do it, it’s really punk rock, because it’s a real rejection of masculinity.”
When asked if he would let a fully transition queen compete, he said it wasn’t likely. “Probably not,” he said. “You can identify as a woman and say you’re transitioning, but it changes once you start changing your body.
“It takes on a different thing; it changes the whole concept of what we’re doing. We’ve had some girls who’ve had some injections in the face and maybe a little bit in the butt here and there, but they haven’t transitioned.”
RuPaul later addressed the controversy on his Twitter account: “Each morning I pray to set aside everything I THINK I know, so I may have an open mind and a new experience. I understand and regret the hurt I have caused. The trans community are heroes of our shared LGBTQ movement. You are my teachers.”
And Gia is hardly a stranger to throwing shade in RuPaul’s direction. After the Winter-themed trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 aired, she tweeted out: “Can’t even be in the commercial for your own show… sad.”
She followed it up with: “I don’t hail to those that don’t do the same in return.”