Holy smokes…

Trisha Paytas is seriously feeling the wrath of the internet right now, after releasing a new video on Monday claiming she’s “one thousand percent” transgender. But the issue isn’t about how she identifies, it’s how she went about it in her video announcement (above) that’s causing a LOT of controversy and directing a lot of criticism her way right now.

The 31-year-old YouTube star spoke directly to the camera for more than 15 minutes in Monday’s vid (which you can watch in full, above), revealing she identifies as transgender in particular because — in her words — she’s “basically a gay man” who likes to dress in drag. Uhh… what?

At one point early in the video, the vlogger makes her case by again citing drag queens, claiming she feels like “a female transgender to male but also like a drag queen,” identifying herself as both categories.

The video star says (below):

“I identify with men better. People always think there’s something wrong with me because I don’t have that many girlfriends but I do love girls—I love their sensitivity and all the stuff like that. That’s why I identify more as a gay man because I like guys but I also identify as a guy. In my head I feel like I’m a female transgender to male but also like a drag queen… I don’t like to be center of attention, except for when I want to be the center of attention. Think of like a drag queen: they do their full glam and everything but in their day to day they’re not, they’re very low-key, whatever.”

Wow. There’s a lot to take in there, isn’t there?

The real kicker — and the part that’s drawing a ton of backlash from fans and viewers, both in the YT comments section and on Twitter — is when Paytas identifies “a thousand percent” both as transgender and as her natural born gender. To say that’s raised some eyebrows is, uh, a bit of an understatement…

In her own words (below):

“So do I think I’m transgender? Yes, a thousand percent. And do I identify with my natural-born gender? Yes, a thousand percent. So I think that’s where I’m at … I love the attention I get when I’m all dolled up, but let’s be real, I am basically a drag queen. I am a show. I am a smoke show. I get my hair and makeup done and I’m basically somebody different.”

What. The. F**k???

As you might expect, the internet reacted strongly to the social media star’s big reveal; as of press time here, Paytas has suffered more than 55,000 dislikes on the video itself, compared to just 12,000 likes — a truly stunning ratio of disapproval.

And simply typing her name into the search bar on Twitter brings up a whole new level of disappointment, too, as you can see (below):

Source: http://perezhilton.com/

 

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