R&B Singer Ginuwine Is Being Labeled As ‘Transphobic’ for Refusing To Kiss A Transgender Woman On Reality Show

January 22, 2018 | 13 Comments » | Topics: Story, WTF

Ginuwine has become the subject of debate on Twitter after he refused to kiss a trans woman on television.

In the clip above, the R&B vet is among the celebrities featured on the reality show Big Brother UK. On a recent episode, co-star India Willoughby, who identifies as a trans woman, asked Ginuwine would he date a trans woman to which he replied, no. Willoughby then tries to kiss Ginuwine and is immediately curved to the tenth power.

The clip has sparked a heated debate on Twitter over whether Ginuwine was transphobic for refusing to kiss a trans woman on live television. 

One apparent activist on Twitter called Ginuwine “transphobic,” adding that the singer “has an irrational fear of transgender women” and that “this is not rocket science.”

Another Twitter user noted that “TRANSWOMEN ARE WOMEN TOO. Ginuwine was asked if he would date a woman. That should apply to transwomen too. They’re are women. PERIOD. Can’t believe people are so close minded.”

Yet another called Ginuwine’s actions “transphobia” and “I’m tired of them saying that it isn’t. If you say you won’t date someone because they’re trans but you would date them if you didn’t know, IT IS TRANSPHOBIA.”

However, most people are standing up for the singer and his choice to kiss whomever he wants without being criticized.

“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,” wrote one user.

Another person tweeted, “Ginuwine was within his rights to refuse that kiss. Since when was it OK to plant your lips on another person without consent … I’ll wait.”

Here’s the clip: