Drag Race star, Willam Belli has been blasted over comments made during her show Suck Less.
The season four drag queen was joined by Season 6 runner-up, Courtney Act, to answer fan questions. One such question was from a girl who had recently started to date a trans man. She was unsure of how to proceed with the relationship because he didn’t have a penis.
Well, the resulting comments from Willam have sent fans on social media into a frazzle.
During the show, Willam said,
“Here’s the thing, he’s not your boyfriend if he’s not a boy and he’s not f**king you… just because someone says they’re a boy, doesn’t make them a boy.
“If they haven’t had the science, they’re not a boy yet. Just because you cut your titties off and take testosterone, that doesn’t change your chromosomes.”
Courtney called Willam out, saying that the comments were “transphobic” and told Willam that she had quoted Germaine Greer’s infamous “just because you lop off your d**k and then wear a dress, that doesn’t make you a f***ing woman.” quote.
Courtney wasn’t having any of it and address the viewer directly saying,
“You’re dating a trans man, by the sounds of it,”
“Sometimes men have vaginas, and sometimes men have penises, and that is a fact of the world we live in.
“[Just because he] does not have a penis, it doesn’t mean that he can’t pleasure you.”
“I feel bad”
On Reddit, fans were not happy calling Willam transphobic and saying that as a Drag Queen should know better.
Willam has responded to the allegations of transphobic saying,
“I feel bad about how I made people feel about it and this is my official apology,”
“I’m sad that me not knowing these things made my friends feel some kind of way,” he continues. “What I do makes me a known entity or a public figure, so I have to be more responsible for my words.”