In case you’re not reading this from the United Kingdom, singer Elgin ‘Ginuwine’ Lumpkin is currently aboard the reality TV train and randomly starring on Celebrity Big Brother with a bunch of English folks we have no clue about. (Enlighten us, please, Brits.
Just who are the other people?) This has led to some interesting moments between him and a British model/presenter/DJ named Ashley James who he seems to be feeling. But it’s also shown him curving a transwoman, India Willoughby, also in the cast. Willoughby tried to press the issue by attempting to kiss Ginuwine, who moved away and said he wasn’t interested in dating a transwoman.
Well, as we’re only 9 days into 2018 and there hasn’t yet been an internet controversy – unless you count Trump tweets – we had to have one. So social media was split on whether or not Ginuwine’s perceived rejection was ‘transphobic’ or not.
Here’s a clip:
Housemate Malika Haqq – yup, Khloe Kardashian’s BFF along with her twin sister (you may remember them from the movie ATL if you’re not a Kardashian follower) was supportive of Ginuwine.
Many folks sympathized with Ginuwine:
But some thought Ginuwine was in the wrong.
The shit between India and Ginuwine IS transphobia & im tired of them saying that it isn’t. If you say you won’t date someone because they’re trans but you would date them if you didn’t know, IT IS TRANSPHOBIA.
— Kiera (@ForeverRawrrr) January 7, 2018
Others saw this as an opportunity. Shoot your shot, girl.
So what do you think? Our big question is, what are Ginuwine and Malika doing on Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. in the first place? Surely there was room for B/C listers on the U.S. version?
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