YouTuber Trisha Paytas has been slammed after announcing she is transgender in a ‘controversial’ video which has seen her accused of ‘exploiting the LGBT community.’
The Celebrity Big Brother star, 31, from
During the fifteen minute video she shared with her 4.9 million followers she concluded: ‘Do I think I’m transgender? Yes, a thousand percent. Do I identify with my natural born gender? A thousand percent.’
Fans were outraged by the announcement, with some accusing Trisha of treating the LGBT community as ‘a joke’.
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YouTuber and Celebrity Big Brother star Trisha Paytas, 31, from California, was accused of ‘exploiting the LGBT community’ by announcing she was transgender but identified with her ‘natural born gender’ as a female
Viewers were shocked by Trisha’s announcement, with some calling it ‘harmful’ and others accusing her of joking
One wrote: ‘Sis I love you…but this is NOT it….to make a joke of something people get murdered for…your white woman privilege is jumping out.’
Another commented: ‘This is so harmful on so many levels and you just don’t even care.’
Trisha angered her thousands of fans after posting the video online last night, leaving many confused with her rambling statement about her gender.
She said she’d come to the conclusion that she’s a transgender man after feeling ‘so happy’ while wearing her hair short and wearing trousers for a video where she dressed up as Zac Efron.
Trisha, pictured with her ex-boyfriend Jason Nash, said she feels like ‘a drag queen’ as she identifies with female to male
She said she identifies ‘with men better,’ than women, but more ‘as a gay man’, because she is sexually attracted to gay men.
She compared her experience to that of gay men dressing up in drag, saying she loves being ‘glam and voluptuous.’
She revealed: ‘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.’
Trisha shocked her social media followers by announcing she identifies as transgender, but said she still identifies with her natural born gender of female
The YouTuber shared snaps online wearing a short brown wig and trousers, saying that she felt ‘so happy’ in the outfit
She added that she also has ‘penis envy’ and feels like she has ‘masculine energy’.
During the fifteen minute rant she said: ‘Do I think I’m transgender? Yes, a thousand percent. Do I identify with my natural born gender? A thousand percent.’
‘So I think that’s where I’m at, and I feel really free and liberated. I think it’s important that you can identify as masculine and feminine, you can identify as male and female if you choose.’
She concluded: ‘I think you can be a transgender person without having the judgement of not being trans-enough or not being passable.’
The YouTuber said she felt ‘free and liberated’ following her announcement about her gender online
Viewers were left baffled by her statement, with many criticizing her on Twitter for the video.
One former subscriber commented: ‘Trish through all the crazy sh** you’ve done, this is it for me. Gotta hit that unfollow.
‘There’s actual trans people who are getting murdered every day for being themselves and here you seriously doing this…for clickbait and likes. You might actually be cancelled now.’
One commented: ‘Just following the whole #TrishaPaytas drama and wondering when influencers/major corporations would stop exploiting the LGBTQ+ community for likes and brand culture building.’
Social media users were left stunned by the video, with some accusing the star of ‘exploiting the LGBT+ community for likes’
Drag Queen Vicky Vox tweeted: ‘I am not coming for her transition. As a non binary gender fluid person i don’t give a rip what they identifies as.
‘The problem is the exploitation and sensationalization of a marginalized community for financial gain. Run and tell that.’
Trisha responded online to criticism, saying: ‘You don’t know me, my journey , my struggle, my transition.
‘I’ve been with a gender identity therapy specialist for the past six months because I hated who I was since I was three. Think before you tweet, THIS is more harmful than me sharing my story.’
Trisha responded to criticism online by saying critics didn’t know her struggle, and revealed she has been seeing a gender identity therapy specialist for 6 months