During the show contestants had to play a game called “Female or She-male” which involved determining if they were being shown a picture of “a biological woman or a psychological woman” and involved the drag icon using low-pitched voices to determine if they were female and high-pitched voices to determine if they were “she-male”.
The word clearly is hurtful to trans women as fans took to twitter airing their views that she-male was not an OK word.
I love you @RuPaul, but I am disappointed in your "females and she-males" game on Drag Race. The word she-male is a really offensive slur.
— Shannon Barber (@Shannon1981B) March 21, 2014
— Outward (@SlateOutward) March 20, 2014
— Jeff Chatterton (@jeffchatterton) March 19, 2014
However Rupaul’s show producers had nothing to say about it. See the segment that everyone is talking about below: