The word "tranny" has become a hot topic in recent months.
While many transgender people and their allies view the word as a derogatory term, those who are not part of the community or educated or sensitive enough to understand it as a slur often use it in casual conversation.
From "Project Runway" designer Christian Siriano infamously going on and on about "hot tranny messes" to other stars like Kelly Osbourne, Lance Bass, and Neil Patrick Harris using the word only to quickly apologize post-outrage from the LGBT community, even mainstream sites like the Daily Beast have taken notice of the controversy surrounding "tranny."
But apparently not everyone has gotten the memo.
In the latest issue of Elle Blake Lively discusses her desire to have children saying:
"I hope to have a few girls one day. If not girls, they better be trannies. Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated."
Even worse, this isn't the first time the "Gossip Girl" actress has used the word. Back in 2009 she told Allure, "I feel like a tranny a lot of the time."
Is she totally clueless?
Or perhaps she's taking a page out of RuPaul's book?
The drag superstar recently told The Huffington Post that he has no problem with the word:
"It's ridiculous! It's ridiculous!... I love the word "tranny"...And I hate the fact that [Lance Bass] apologized. I wish he would have said, 'F-you, you tranny jerk!'"
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