Ginuwine Curves Transwoman On U.K. Reality Show, Drawing Support And Fire

In case you’re not reading this from the United Kingdom, singer Elgin ‘Ginuwine’ Lumpkin is currently aboard the reality TV train and randomly starring on Celebrity Big Brother with a bunch of English folks we have no clue about. (Enlighten us, please, Brits. Just who are the other people?) This has led to some interesting moments between him and a British model/presenter/DJ named Ashley James who he seems to be feeling. But it’s also shown him curving a transwoman, India Willoughby, also in the cast. Willoughby tried to press the issue by attempting to kiss Ginuwine, who moved away and said he wasn’t interested in dating a transwoman. Well, as we’re only 9 days into 2018 and there hasn’t yet been an internet controversy – unless you count Trump tweets – we had to have one. So social media was split on whether or not Ginuwine’s perceived rejection was ‘transphobic’ or not. Here’s a clip: Housemate Malika Haqq – yup, Khloe Kardashian’s BFF along with her twin sister (you may remember them from the movie ATL if you’re not a Kardashian follower) was supportive of Ginuwine. Many folks sympathized with Ginuwine: #ginuwine was sexually harrassed period…regardless of what you identify as you do not have the right to invade someone's personal space and try to kiss them..pansexual or transsexual it's wrong — Aurora Monroe (@TRuuDiva) January 10, 2018 #Ginuwine I just went through hundreds of tweets and there was only 1 person saying ginuwine was in the wrong. Seriously where are the people saying he is transphobic? — Christopher Wendle (@CWendle) January 10, 2018 And don't come for me. I abhor the prevalence of transphobia in the US. But don't act like a person's agency ends where political sensitivities start. #Ginuwine — Tameisha (@tammz88) January 9, 2018 Soooooo #Ginuwine is being attacked because he refuses to kiss someone at a live show? #Trans or Not! He isn’t obligated to kiss anyone. — Mister Joyner (@DonLeoDesigns) January 9, 2018 But some thought Ginuwine was in the wrong. 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 Others saw this as an opportunity. Shoot your shot, girl. #Ginuwine I'm single too btw, just throwing that out there — JustMe (@AJeanSi) January 10, 2018 So what do you think? Our big question is, what are Ginuwine and Malika doing on Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. in the first place? Surely there was room for B/C listers on the U.S. version? PHOTO: PR Photos READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: Trump’s Check Up Comes As Chatter About His Health LingersGet Well Wednesday: When A Doula Is A LifesaverLittle Known Black History Fact: Thelma White CamackGET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: Close Thank you for subscribing! Please be sure to open and click your first newsletter so we can confirm your subscription. Email Submit

In case you’re not reading this from the United Kingdom, singer Elgin ‘Ginuwine’ Lumpkin is currently aboard the reality TV train and randomly starring on Celebrity Big Brother with a bunch of English folks we have no clue about. (Enlighten us, please, Brits.

Just who are the other people?) This has led to some interesting moments between him and a British model/presenter/DJ named Ashley James who he seems to be feeling. But it’s also shown him curving a transwoman, India Willoughby, also in the cast. Willoughby tried to press the issue by attempting to kiss Ginuwine, who moved away and said he wasn’t interested in dating a transwoman.

Well, as we’re only 9 days into 2018 and there hasn’t yet been an internet controversy – unless you count Trump tweets – we had to have one. So social media was split on whether or not Ginuwine’s perceived rejection was ‘transphobic’ or not.

Here’s a clip:

Housemate Malika Haqq – yup, Khloe Kardashian’s BFF along with her twin sister (you may remember them from the movie ATL if you’re not a Kardashian follower) was supportive of Ginuwine.


Many folks sympathized with Ginuwine:

But some thought Ginuwine was in the wrong.

Others saw this as an opportunity. Shoot your shot, girl.

So what do you think? Our big question is, what are Ginuwine and Malika doing on Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. in the first place? Surely there was room for B/C listers on the U.S. version?

PHOTO: PR Photos

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