India Willoughby attacked drag artists again

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Trans news broadcaster India Willoughby has been slammed by Celebrity Big Brother viewers for linking drag artists to blackface.She attacked the art of drag after housemate Courtney Act (real name Shane Jenek) helped a fellow contestant, Apprentice star Andrew Brady, to try a drag image. Willoughby fell silent before unleashing a storm of abuse on her fellow housemates bursting with laughter. “I’ve got something called gender dysphoria, which you can only resolve with medical attention. Someone coming in dressed that way, freaks me out,” India said. And she went on saying that men wearing dresses to entertain people are devaluing the struggles of trans community. Willoughby then compared drag to blackface, adding: “Transexual people have suffered over the years, a lot of laughter. Probably like the old days when the black-and-white minstrels put on a show… Obviously, black people would find that offensive.” The comments sparked outrage among her fellow housemates who argued with her rudely.

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