CopperCab gained popularity filming videos against gingerism (discrimination of red-haired people), claiming that South Park tells a lie saying that gingers have no souls. Ginger people have souls, CopperCab, who is a deeply religious Christian, thinks that people should not play God’s role telling who has souls and who doesn’t.
They converted their minute of fame into a vlogging career lasting six years – but posted an emotionally raw video today. In the clip, the YouTube star comes out as trans, and announces she has changed her name to Claire Kittrell saying: “I know a lot of you are going to make fun of me… a lot of you are going to think I’m joking, but this is the hardest video I’ve ever made. I haven’t made a video in five months because I’ve been going through [hormone therapy] because I’m transgender. I’m learning to accept myself and be more comfortable in my own skin. I’ve always felt diffent than everyone around me. When I first made ‘Gingers Have Souls’, I wasn’t just getting picked on because I was a redhead – I was getting picked on because I was more feminine than the other guys. I was a very lonely person. One reason I never came out before was because I felt like a monster. I felt like if I exposed my weak spot, everyone would attack me and I couldn’t deal with that. I’m not going to live another year of my life pretending to be someone else. I don’t care if you call me ugly, if you call me a tranny, if you want to pick on me – that’s fine. But I’m going to be myself, whether you can accept that or not. I’m not going to pretend anymore. I’m not going to pretend to be somebody else.”
And that is great that Claire understood it and started making steps to feel better in her own body. Our warmest congrats to the transgender ginger who definitely has a big soul.