Calpernia Addams Addresses "Shade" From Trans Women Toward Drag Queens

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Comedian Jonny McGovern, who you might know from his hilarious web series ‘Whoa, Dude!’, has launched a new talk show on TheStreamTV.com called “Hey Queen!”

In the first episode, which premiered on May 19th, Johnny sat down with “America’s Transgendered Sweetheart,” Calpernia Addams to talk about her work with Jared Leto in the Dallas Buyers Club, Jennifer Lopez & Jane Fonda in Monster in Law and her latest single ‘Ugly Hearts.’ Calpernia also addresses “the shade” that is being thrown around on the Internet by the transgender community toward gays and drag queens:

[quote]You know, I think there’s a new generation coming up and they’re sort of forging their own way with it. I think there’s a few people who don’t know their history a little and they don’t have a lot of respect for people who may have paved the way—not necessarily me, not that I changed the world or anything, but…

“There’s just kind of a lot of ‘angery nuts’ on the Internet too, and I’m not classifying everybody as that, but the most disturbing part of it to me though is the homophobia I see in it. It’s young trans women who seem to hate gay men and drag queens. When I really started seeing that, that’s when I had to speak up because—I’ll be honest you know–when everybody else cast me out, when straight society, my family, everybody else cast me out, that the gay boys, the lesbians, the drag queens and the older transexual women took me in. So, you know, I’m a heterosexual woman now. I don’t identify as a ‘drag queen.'”[/quote]

Jonny McGovern’s Hey Qween! With Calpernia Addams

On May 27th, Johnny will sit down with the most famous drag queen in the world, RuPaul with “Bonus RuPaul” on May 28, 29 and 30. RuPaul recently made some comments about the term ‘tranny’ that have sparked a heated debate among the LGBT community. The debate has spread like wildfire across the Internet and not all trans activists were happy with his comments.

Related: Fact Checking the RuPaul and Carmen Carrera ‘Tranny’ Debate

Here’s the sickening preview of RuPaul on ‘Hey Qween!’: