Singer Ginuwine has sparked a heated debate on Twitter after a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother UK. In the latest episode, Ginuwine seemingly rejected fellow housemate India Willoughby.
The controversy stems from a conversation between Willoughby and the “Pony” singer, in which she asked whether he would date a trans woman. “You would date me, yeah,” Willoughby, who is a trans woman herself, asked. “Not if you were trans,” Ginuwine replied. After Ginuwine replied that he would not date a trans woman, Willoughby attempted to plant a kiss on the singer. When her advance was rejected, Willoughby stormed off.
Now Twitter has split into two sides. One side is outraged by Ginuwine’s rejection, suggesting that his unwillingness to date trans women is transphobic and bigoted. On the other hand, some fans are rallying behind the “In Those Jeans” artist, insisting that he has a choice to date whomever he chooses. Some also suggested that Willoughby was actually harassing him.
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In regards to the discussion on CBB between India and Ginuwine, I do believe that Ginuwine saying that he wouldn’t date a trans woman came off as absolutely transphobic, just like saying you wouldn’t date a black person is racist. HOWEVER...— joker/smoker (@_sweetbey_) January 8, 2018
Today confirmed out Ginuwine and Nipsey are both transphobic/homophobic and I'm tired but no suprised. Like I'm just tryna enjoy y'all art but you haaaad to be trash right.— Sucio (@DREamAboutSimba) January 8, 2018
The shit between India and Ginuwine IS transphobia & im 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.— Kiera (@ForeverRawrrr) January 7, 2018
Ginuwine discriminates against trans women, as do most cis men.— 🍍Pineapple Jimmy (@TonyTheNarwhal) January 7, 2018
That was India's point. #cbb
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
India asked Ginuwine if he’d date a trans woman and he simply said No - just like when India was asked if she’d date a woman and she said No— Lee (@sunlessreign481) January 8, 2018
That's ridiculous. He's entitled to his own sexual preferences and that doesn't include transwomen but plenty more fish in the sea for India— James Anderson (@JamesLeslie123) January 8, 2018
I completely agree with Malika, Ginuwine has the choice/right to date or not date whoever he wants, just as I'm sure he probably wouldn't date Ann, would she storm off and be mad , no .. I feel that India is taking things as a personal attack .. and they aren't ..— Susan Nathan-Meloy (@SusanMeloy) January 7, 2018
Ginuwine saying he wouldn’t date a trans woman is a preference not discrimination... plus he barely knows the woman, if you out here kissing random people then you got a problem— Ashley (@ItsAshley____) January 8, 2018
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