In a Time Out New York interview, the openly gay Siriano, 22, said,
“If you think of heterosexuals, they have white-trash women and trailer parks, and we have drag queens and trannies.”
That comparison incensed many of his fans, prompting the Maryland native to tell the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,
“I mean no disrespect to the transgender population and I never will. Some of my close friends happen to be transgender and I think they are some of the most inspiring people in my lifeâ€¦I completely support the fabulousness and amazing fashion inspiration that most transgender people provide.”
He said of the Time Out New York article, “I wish that my words were not taken in that way. When I was speaking, some comments that I made were not used in the article.
Why so touchy?! If a proud gay male like Christian can’t say something completely harmless like, “we have drag queens and trannies” without folks getting upset, than America has a LONG way to go. Pick and choose your damn battles. If Christian was always politically correct, he would have been too afraid to say, “hot tranny mess” and where would we be without that catch phrase?