THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — When asked in an interview how it was she looked so fresh after spending the previous night ‘partying’, Gwyenth Paltrow replied: “Are you crazy? I’m like RuPaul! I have so much makeup on. Foundation! Last night, I was literally a transvestite.”
The interview was conducted and published in USA Today. It is the only statement in the interview that refers to transgender people and/or RuPaul.
Trans people are not objects to ridicule. While it may appear to be a thoughtless comment by an ignorant person, however, a celebrity of her stature yields quite a bit of influence among her fans, so she’s going to have to own up to committing this very public blunder.
I wouldn’t go so far to say Paltrow is transphobic, but she’s in dire need of education. If we can get her to apologize, she can redeem herself and send a bit of good PR our way.
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