Trans bombshell Carmen Carrera, best known as the fourth runner-up of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3, is asking TLC’s Cake Boss to apologize after her appearance on last night’s episode.
So, Carmen knew full well that this whole appearance was meant to be a “Surprise, she’s a transwoman!” joke, and she’s upset for them making a big deal about her being formerly male (or as she says, she’s upset that they label her as currently male, she would’ve been okay if only they said that she USED to be male)? While the treatment and concept of this entire “joke” is transphobic, sickening, and offensive, Carmen should be held somewhat accountable for being irresponsible enough to agree to being a part of this in the first place!
I just want to make clear that I obviously do not agree with how she was treated in this. I’m just appalled to find out that she knew what the point of her appearance was in the first place, and still agreed to taking part without assuming that a cheesy reality show wouldn’t portray her in such a way. I had heard about this whole mess thinking that she was duped into everything, but apparently that’s not the case.