“I will not be on that show because I’m not sure that my kind is welcome there.”
Legendary Drag Race contestant Gia Gunn has debunked rumours that she will appear on the show’s upcoming fourth season of All Stars, claiming that her ‘kind’ aren’t welcome on the series.
Gia – who appeared on the sixth season of the acclaimed reality competition – came out as trans last year, and her comments appear to be in reference to RuPaul’s controversial statement on transgender contestants.
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. 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.”
During Gia’s latest Instagram live story, she addressed speculation that she is set to appear on All Stars 4, and raised the issue about trans competitors.
“Sorry everyone, I know you guys are so excited about all the rumours and everything, but honestly, I will not be on that show because I’m not sure that my kind is welcome there,” she admitted.
Gia continued: “I’m not going to be part of a show that doesn’t support my community.”
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