RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon deals with web trolls after casting in Steven Universe

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The season five winner was set to make their children’s TV debut as villain gem Emerald in Cartoon Network’s animated series about a little boy who lives with humanoid aliens, ‘the crystal gems’, who are notoriously non-binary and voiced by women. The decision to take on Jinkx Monsoon as the voice of a villainous gem was announced in July and fans went furious hearing that the male-bodied person (identifying as non-binary, though) is to voice a character which is traditionally voiced by women. Hamish Steele, who previously worked on the show, defended the drag star saying that even though gems had been voiced by women before they have never identified as females. And they are not males either, so it allows to make a conclusion that their gender identity is non-binary, as well as Jinkx’, who has been dreaming of voicing a gem for 2 years, so there is no reason to go mad.

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