Kim Woodburn is facing backlash from the LGBTQ+ community after making a number of transphobic comments during a controversial appearance on GB News.
The professional cleaner, who has a huge LGBTQ+ following and is regularly booked to appear at Pride events, was asked if she was worried that her views on unisex changing rooms would result in her being “labelled a transphobe or a bigot”.
“Look, if I’m going to be labelled that then get on with it,” she swiftly responded, adding: “I give not a jot.
“If I don’t want to show a man, accidentally, my knockers, or my bottom half, dear, which could easily happen, then I’m being labelled? [Because] I don’t want to show my bare body to a strange man? What?”
Kim proceeded to joke and urged the presenter to not “talk utter rubbish” about the topic.
“A man’s a man, a woman’s a woman,” she continued. “And women who say they don’t mind sharing a dressing room with a man, they must be sexually frustrated and need to see something naughty!
“I don’t! I don’t, dear. I’ve got a husband who gives me all the needs I require. I don’t need to see men’s penises through their underpants.”
This is incredibly rich coming from a woman who’s career has been kept afloat by the LGBTQ+ pound. I don’t want to see this woman booked at a single pride gig or queer space again. pic.twitter.com/TbBHdLNCfJ
— Cam All Ye Faithful 🎄 (@camruined) December 4, 2022
LGBTQ+ fans of the star were quick to call her out on social media, especially given that she has appeared to support the community in the past.
“Well, this is disappointing @kimwoodburn,” one wrote on social media. “The LGBTQ+ community have kept your career going and you spout these untrue talking points on this JOKE of a “news” channel. Bye.
“Don’t these people have ANYTHING better to talk about?!”
Another added: “Kim Woodburn needs to return her gay icon card. Imagine turning against the only community keeping you relevant. No room for transphobia, no excuses.”
A third said: “Well, this is quite disappointing @kimwoodburn you’ve always had support of LGBTQ+ yet, you’ve decided to throw the T under the bus, shame on you! No place for TERF.”
Here’s how other fans expressed their disappointment at Kim’s comments:
Well, this is disappointing @kimwoodburn. The LGBTQ+ community have kept your career going and you spout these untrue talking points on this JOKE of a “news” channel. Bye.
Don’t these people have ANYTHING better to talk about?! https://t.co/CGni2yUQQM
— That Awful Chris Clegg (@chrisdclegg) December 4, 2022
Shame on you @kimwoodburn – you’re trying to use your five minutes here to be funny, or edgy…not quite sure? But all you’ve done is show no understanding on the question, the issue, or the struggle that actual trans people face. Sometimes it’s okay just not to speak. https://t.co/beTm6FlIHJ
— Elliott Gardiner 🌹 (@rdg_elliott) December 4, 2022
Kim Woodburn needs to return her gay icon card. Imagine turning against the only community keeping you relevant. No room for transphobia, no excuses.
— Oscar 🌷 (They/Them) (@OscarHoyle) December 5, 2022
Oh so Kim Woodburn is a transphobe?
Another one for the trash heap then. 🤢🤮 https://t.co/4fnTa9cHus
— AJ (@aj_malakai) December 4, 2022
Kim Woodburn terfing it up on GBeebies. I really don't get why so many of the gays find her so "iconic"
— 🏳️🌈 James 🏳️🌈 (@Verscuse) December 4, 2022
Are you all only just realising how awful Kim Woodburn is? I hope now that she’s proven that she’s also a transphobe that the gays will finally stop stanning her
— Mx Mike (They/Them) (@_MxMike) December 4, 2022
— לייטון ויסקונט (@v15c0untl8t0n) December 4, 2022