Ginuwine Is Being Accused Of Transphobia & A Huge Debate Has Sparked Online

10 January 2018, 12:46

Ginuwine

The singer is currently appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.

Ginuwine has sparked debate online following a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother, a series in which he is currently appearing.

The R&B singer partook in a group discussion where housemates spoke on whether or not they would date a person who was transgender.

In a clip from the show, Ginuwine is seated next to television presenter, India Willoughby - who is a transgender woman - and was posed the very question by Willoughby.

"You would date me, wouldn’t you?" she asks Ginuwine.

"Not if you told me you were trans," he replies, before appearing to reject her advances after she attempted to kiss him, resulting in India walking away.

After the episode aired, people took to Twitter to express their views on whether or not Ginuwine was being transphobic as a result of his actions.

Many were outraged by the singer's response, suggesting that his reluctance to date transgender women is bigoted and irrational.

However, others were quick to come to the star's defence and insisted that he has a choice to date whomever he chooses.

In addition, Willoughby's advances towards Ginuwine have been criticised amid suggestions that she was harassing him.

Both Ginuwine and Willoughby are still in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

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