Peppermint finally speaks out on RuPaul’s controversial trans comments

Peppermint and RuPaul Charles. | Photo: Instagram The first openly trans woman on RuPaul’s Drag Race has broken her silence on RuPaul’s comments about trans queens. Peppermint penned an op-ed in Billboard saying she disagreed with RuPaul’s comments. ‘Doing Drag Race was one of the best moments of my life. RuPaul kicked open so many doors for queer and gender non-conforming folks and is an absolute trailblazer in the world of drag,’ Peppermint wrote. ‘But recently, Ru made statements I disagree with.’ Earlier this week drag legend, RuPaul, created a wave of controversy after telling The Guardian that contestants who had undergone gender confirming surgery would not be allowed on his VH1 reality show. The backlash to his comments was swift and he issued a statement a few hours later on Twitter , but stopped short of apologizing. He also incorrectly used a flag for trains rather than the trans pride flag in one of his tweets. No one defines your womanhood Peppermint said she has learned a lot since she started transitioning in 2012. One of the most important lessons was that no one has the ability to define your gender identity or ‘transness’. ‘I also learned women […]