Cue scornful reactions from trans activists angry with the show, who feel it was little more than lip service, and cue scornful reactions from—I would guess—the vast majority of the (primarily) gay men who watch RDR and who are responding along the lines of “lighten up,” or, as Madonna passive-aggressively responded to her “nigga” scandal, by making reference to the “word police.”
I have a problem with both reactions; this isn't black-and-white any more than issues of gender identity are for many people.
First, while Parker Marie Molloy's “I fucking hate RuPaul” tweet that predates the show's decision to cease and desist with the trans verbiage was, in my opinion, fairly criticized as unprofessional over her simultaneous reporting for The Advocate (a once and occasionally still journalistically admirable publication that nevertheless once branded Madonna its “Sissy of the Year” ahead of virulently homophobic villains all because she'd clarified that she wasn't a lesbian), there's no accounting for personal taste, so if anyone wants to fucking hate on RuPaul for whatever reason, I get it.
A patron at a Bianca Del Rio comedy show thought it would be a great idea to heckle the insult comic and get in her space. He even goes so far as to grab her mic and pat her on the shoulder for emphasis while asserting that she needs to be more respectful of the Latino community (of which she is a part).
I'm never in favor of hecklers, and I think it's really counter-productive to try to get an insult comic to be sensitive. This guy is in the wrong. (Though I'd like to hear what her jokes were leading up to this.) But on a related note, I'll never stop being fascinated by the fact that "I'm a comedian!" seems to erase all boundaries when it comes to outrageous commentary. Context is so powerful it usually trumps content.
Wait, we're supposed to be the ones who aren't all that intelligent? Check out Lady Winifred's response to that Harlem dullard Pastor Manning, and I hope someone please create one of those annoyingly funny autotuned songs using his "black PEEEEople!" outburst...