We love Randy Rainbow.
Which is why it was so disappointing when we learned old racist, sexist, transphobic, and anti-Semitic tweets he wrote years ago had resurfaced. And, folks, it’s not, like, one or two tweets. It’s dozens.
LGBTQ Nation reports that an entire spreadsheet of tweets, authored between 2010 and 2016, began making the rounds on Twitter this week.
The tweets show a side to Rainbow we haven’t seen before, calling Black and Latino people murderers, thieves, and drug dealers, making 9/11 and rape jokes, and using anti-Semitic language.
In others, Rainbow mocks Asian men’s genitalia, calls lesbians masculine, and frequently uses the word “tr*nny.”
More examples of Rainbow’s tweets be seen on other sites.
To be fair, the vast majority of the tweets were written nearly a decade ago, and it seems highly unlikely that 39-year-old Rainbow would crack these same derogatory “jokes” today. Everyone makes mistakes. What’s important is that we learn from them and don’t repeat again.
What is a little strange, however, is that since the tweets resurfaced, Rainbow has gone into hiding. He hasn’t posted anything on social media and when LGBTQ Nation reached out to him for a comment, he never responded. Shortly after that, the tweets disappeared from his Twitter page.
Here’s how Twitter has been responding to the controversy…
From the same white liberal who brought us the hit “Cuomosexual” and the new smash “Kamala” Twitter Detectives are proud to present Randy Rainbow in “Camptown Racist!” pic.twitter.com/cAwtzvquzh
— Vests & Pitchforks (@RestingPaper) August 17, 2020
.@RandyRainbow is another cis gay male taking advantage of the trans community while having a transphobic past on social media.
He deserves to be cancelled for his bigotry. I don’t give a fuck about apologies. Cis gay men do this a lot.
— (((Kyla Paterson))) 🌹 (@TipsfortheCis) August 20, 2020
Is being a racist transphobe a requirement for success? Because it seems like it is. 😔
Even Randy Rainbow…
— Stephanie McCown 🏳️🌈 (@StephanieMick75) August 20, 2020
LMAO Randy Rainbow’s transphobic/racist ass is systematically deleting all his old hot take tweets from the ages of yore
This is why shock comedians are vulnerable to timed obsolescence. If your humor is always edgy, and the edge moves past it, you’re gonna look like a tool.
— Phillip “Fuck Cops” Mitchell 🍞💦🧙♂️💨 (@automatonomega) August 19, 2020
Not only was Randy Rainbow racist, he even reused his racist jokes. The one about putting a Chinese person in your fridge didn’t go over well the first time so he tried again two years later pic.twitter.com/w0M4svos5u
— Noah (@SmellyCandle42) August 17, 2020
this randy rainbow guy having hundreds of racist, sexist, transphobic, and outright weird tweets was the most predictable thing of all time lol
— isi breen (its pronounced ‘izzy’) (@isaiah_kb) August 18, 2020
Worse than Randy Rainbows old joke tweets being racist is that they’re just as unfunny as what he’s doing now
— Matteo 🕊😎 (@Guenboozy29) August 17, 2020
It’s actually homophobic to cancel randy rainbow for transphobic and racist tweets—that’s just cis white gay culture
— Grave ☭ Robbing (@Grave_Rxbbing) August 17, 2020
randy rainbow, whose entire brand was previously “racist ~sassy gay best fiend~ who claims he has a black woman inside him”, really remade himself into a gay theater hashtag resistance type, only to then be exposed for the many racist things he said before the rebrand
— antonio (@guxpito) August 17, 2020
I don’t know who Randy Rainbow is but thanks to everyone retweeting his old racist jokes, I know he sucks so thanks for that
— Michelle Nation (@michellenation) August 19, 2020
We’re still waiting on that apology and an explanation, Randy.