The Supreme Queen RuPaul appeared on The Real to discuss things from his new album Butch Queen to the 100th episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as the difference between drag and transgender. One of the hosts Jeannie Mai asked RuPaul to explain the differences between the two communities to the show’s mainstream viewing audience. Thus, RuPaul shared this gem from his infinite wisdom:
Well, drag is really making fun of identity. We are shape-shifters. We’re like, ’OK, today, I’m this. Now, I’m a cowboy. Now, I’m this.’ That’s what drag is about.
Transgender [people] take identity very, very seriously, in that their identity is who they are. But you know, I come from the school of you know, I’ll do whatever I want to do at any time and change and whatever.
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