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Ru Paul Apologizes: 'I Understand & Regret The Hurt I Have Caused'


After making problematic comments online and in an interview with The Guardian concerning whether or not he would let transitioning drag queens appear on his show (he wouldn't), Ru Paul has RuPaulogized. 

In two tweets released last night, Ru explained, "Each morning I pray to set aside everything I THINK I know, so I may have an open mind and a new experience. I understand and regret the hurt I have caused. The trans community are heroes of our shared LGBTQ movement. You are my teachers," continuing, "In the 10 years we’ve been casting Drag Race, the only thing we've ever screened for is charisma uniqueness nerve and talent. And that will never change."

In a strange twist, RuPaul seems to have intended to tweet the trans flag with the apology tweet, but instead included a green and yellow image that's identical to a piece of artwork called "train landscape." Not sure what's going on there:

 Related | RuPaul Would 'Probably Not' Let a Transitioning Queen on Drag Race

Earlier, Ru had seemed to indicate that there were a few other things being screened in order to be on Drag Race—namely, a lack of breasts and vaginas. Just yesterday, she had tweeted: "You can take performance enhancing drugs and still be an athlete, just not in the Olympics."

Drag Race: All Stars concludes next Thursday, with season ten of regularly scheduled programming premiering the following week. 

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