When Did Randy Rainbow Get a Free Pass For Being Racist and Transphobic?
You can go back in my life, and in the lives of most people, and you won’t find anything racist, transphobic, or discriminatory. I’ve been accused by straight readers of promoting gay stereotypes, but I’ve never been outwardly, viciously racist, or transphobic just to get a laugh or sell a book. In fact, if you go back and read all my previous posts I mention transgender people often, and I think that’s because I’ve known so many transgender people in my lifetime.
With that said, I’m not looking for a pat on the back or a proverbial gold star. Most people I know are not racist or transphobic and they never had been. Millions of us never did one single thing that could be considered transphobic or racist, not in private or in public. However, sadly, there are people who are racist and transphobic.
So I would like to know when did they give nasty, vituperative Rainbow Randy a free pass for his racism and transphobia? Here’s something he said. And please don’t tell me times were different back then. I was around then, too, and times weren’t that different. That’s just a ridiculous argument.
“My parents said that had I been a girl, my name would’ve been Randi with an ‘i.’ And had I been black, it would’ve been ‘MISS JENKINS!!!’” Rainbow tweeted on March 24, 2010. A month earlier, Rainbow tweeted: “Black & White cookies R a delicious metaphor for racial harmony 🙂 But they taste better if U keep both halves segregated. I mean separated!”
Here’s more. If you don’t agree that statement is pretty bad, we can’t be friends. That’s where I draw the line. And yet they still give Randy Rainbow a free pass for comments like this.
And I will never understand this. I will never support it either. And he will never represent me as a gay man.
Here’s the link to another article about his racist and transphobic tweets.