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Carmen Carrera Proudly Refers To Herself As “Tranny” In Dated Interview And Tweets

Celebrity Makeup Artist Scott Barnes and friends Celebrate the launch of  his new book ABOUT FACETransgender model-turned-social-media-activist Carmen Carrera scoffed at the idea of “reclaiming” the word “tranny” in an interview with SiriusXM OutQ host Xorje Olivares last week.

I think that by RuPaul or anybody saying we should reclaim it … is just trying to give an excuse to use the word,” she said, “because they don’t really care.”

Carrera, along with several activists on Twitter, began advocating for the decommission of the word “tranny” in gay male culture after RuPaul revealed that he “loved” the word in an interview with Marc Marron. Since then, several fixtures from the gay and trans communities have expressed their opinions in what has been coined as “the tranny debate” — drag icon Lady Bunny made the case for “tranny” being an inclusive term among “transvestites,” or early pioneering drag queens.

Many others simply attacked Carrera for demanding the head of an LGBT icon such as RuPaul. “Don’t try to attack Miss RuPaul,” said transgender Vine star TS Madison. “Be glad that this bitch is the reason your ass stood there on a platform and revealed to us who you were, and were able to tell your fucking story!”

Yesterday, an interview showing Carmen Carrera casually referring to her coworkers as “trannies” surfaced on YouTube. In addition to the video, Carrera has come under fire recently for using the words “tranny” and “nigger” on Twitter as far back as 2011. She has not yet responded to the controversy surrounding these tweets:

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A quick scroll through the comments section on this YouTube video shows that the most common reaction from Carrera’s supporters is the “this interview is so old, times change” defense. Judging by retweets appearing on Carrera’s Twitter timeline, she seems to agree that there is a statute of limitations on “offensive slurs.”

At time of posting, we were not able to determine when the interview was conducted, but given the fact that Carrera began transitioning in mid-2012 and launched her career on RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2011, the interview is current within the last three years.

During last week’s interview with SiriusXM host Olivares, Carrera said that as a drag queen, she experienced the word “tranny” being used as a derogatory slur in drag culture.

She doesn’t seem to think that way here…

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jun 3, 2014
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  • 1 Comment
    • JD13
      JD13

      Ugh, so over this bitch! She’s a total hypocrite and all she does is rely on that body!! She’s all makeup, no talent. She can go shave her back now and disappear.

      Jun 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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