Christian Siriano: Sorry Tranny-Messes

Christian Siriano has apologized to the gays for comparing 'drag queens and trannies' in the gay world to 'white trash and trailer parks' in the straight world. In the new Time Out Magazine, Siriano was featured on a GLBT panel about Gay Pride in 2008. Siriano said: If you think of heterosexuals, they have white-trash women and trailer parks, and we have drag queens and trannies.

Evidently this comparison did not sit well with his 'tranny mess' fans. Today Siriano released a statement to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): 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 lifeI completely support the fabulousness and amazing fashion inspiration that most transgender people provide. He added that 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.

I guess GLADD doesn't have a problem with Siriano popularizing the term "hot-tranny-mess" to straight folks from Middle America, but comparing the gay community to white trash.....that's just too far...

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