Singer Ginuwine has been put on blast on social media after a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother UK.
In the latest episode, Ginuwine refused and rejected to kiss India Willoughby, a fellow housemate and trans woman on live TV. The situation occurred after India asked the “Pony” singer whether or not he would date a trans woman. Willoughby reportedly asked Ginuwine:
“You would date me, yeah?”
And Ginuwine replied,
“Not if you were trans.”
Afterwards Willoughby attempted to plant a kiss on the singer and was rejected.
Twitter has been caught in a frenzy over the situation. One side was outraged by Ginuwine’s public rejection, they felt as though he came off trans-phobic and bigoted. The other half agreed with the “In Those Jeans” artist, saying that he has a choice to date whomever he chooses. Some even suggested that Willoughby was harassing him.
Check below to see a few tweets.
India definitely has A LOT to learn but she was right to be angry about Genuwine saying he wouldn't date a trans woman, the inclination is most certainly transphobic
— Luke (@LukeAshleyJohn) January 7, 2018
if you have a sexual preference that discriminates against transgender men or transgender women, you are transphobic.
this is a fact.#ginuwine
— LGBTQIA #LoveWins (@CityTerrorism) January 9, 2018
Irrespective of how nasty India is, (& she hates other trans ppl too), does Ginuwine know how much he's insulted ALL trans women by saying he'd never date a trans woman. Also presumptuous & arrogant of him to assume we'd all be lining up to go out with him.
— Katie (@Katie97531200) January 7, 2018
It should be noted that Ginuwine did have people who were sympathetic.
I didn’t see anything wrong here. Trans women’s just not his preference… ??♂️ You can’t force someone to believe or like something. And it’s obvious he’s not transphobic because as you can see he is sitting on the couch comfortable as hell with her.??♂️ #ginuwine #transgender #transphobic #music #rnb #charlamagnethagod
okay, so lemme get this right: Ginuwine is ASKED if he’d ever date a trans woman. He RESPONDS no. The trans woman asking then IGNORES both his stated preferences and his agency and TRIES TO KISS Ginuwine, which he rejects.
and all this makes Ginuwine transphobic?
— RODNEY BLU (@RodneyBlu) January 9, 2018
Calling Ginuwine transphobic for not wanting to kiss a trans woman makes as much sense as me trying to kiss a lesbian, getting rejected, then calling her heterophobic
— Hacksaw Jim Thuggin (@tokthadon) January 9, 2018