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Logo: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Will No Longer Use 'She-Male' Term, Pulls Episode Of Show

Following controversy over the use of the term "she-male" on a recent episode of RuPaul's Drag RaceLogo affirms that it will no longer use the term "she-mail" (and presumably "she-male"??) on RuPaul's Drag Race. 

Logo writes in a statement sent to The Huffington Post

We wanted to thank the community for sharing their concerns around a recent segment and the use of the term 'she-mail' on Drag Race

Logo has pulled the episode from all of our platforms and that challenge will not appear again. 

Furthermore, we are removing the 'You've got she-mail' intro from new episodes of the series.

We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive. We sincerely apologize.

What do you think of Logo's decision to pull the episode and their statement, Instincters?

 

(H/T: Joe.My.God.)

Comments

She-mail was a play on email, DUH! I'm so bummed to see this funny irreverent show be diluted. It's the beginning of the end and it makes me sad. I've watched every episode and it's the only reason I pay for Logo on DirecTV

Out of everything on this idiotic show, this is what offends? 

Come on really?

Why are Gays so sensitive or  something so dumb

Ps im gay so relax

A sense of humor, a play on words among friends. I understand the politics but- come on!

I don't get the offense. Why you mad, CTFU.

(Cont.) ...it's really not a big deal.

Have some balls...(a gay joke in itself) and stop being so sensitive...(but balls are sensitive) Honestly who cares of they took it down, people wanna be a butt-hurt (no pun intended) over a quirky one-liner used once an episode...

People get so extremist. Half of the gay vocabulary is offensive to someone somewhere. Have some balls.

Most cable TV shows say Bitch, make jokes about smoking weed or them smoking weed. USA network says cock and talk about sex very graphic n detailed. Yes, you got she - mail was funny and was not meant to harm people. AMERICA grow some balls and stop being so sensitive. Damn you all take a fat cock up ur ass. Learn how take a joke too.

Rudiculous!

This is beyond dumb!

Pretty soon it will be offensive to even show drag queens...or CALL them drag queens. Or talk about gay people at all. Or use the word gay.

This is silly. The things said on Drag Race are meant from a comical standpoint never degrading anyone. If it's like that, pull every episode because there is offensive things being said all the time. But it's done in good fun, and if anyone has an issue with it, they're being sensitive and people need to lighten up. I would never pull such an iconic statement like "Oooh Gurl, you got She-Mail." That's a play on words. It's not like you actually have a She-male. It's immature and people need to lighten up. And then pulling an entire episode for it? I think it's bullying and Logo fell into that trap.

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