CopperCab, a YouTube vlogger formerly known as Mikey Kittrell, who gained internet fame back in January 2010 with a video claiming that “gingers do have souls”, has come out as transgender.
“I’ve always felt different than everyone else around me. I went to a pretty conservative school growing up, and when I first made Gingers Have Souls, you know I wasn’t just getting picked on just because I was a redhead, a ginger. I was also being picked on because I was more feminine than other guys. I didn’t fit in. I didn’t play football. I didn’t hang out with girls after school. I didn’t fit in. I only have one friend, who I won’t bring up.”
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Claire planned to transition three years ago while on the show Hollywood Hillbillies, a show which followed Kittrell’s family to Hollywood as she sought a job in the entertainment industry.
She also released a single called “Gingerbread”.
You ever play a Zelda gave, and you’re fighting a boss, and you find its weak spot, and you attack it alot, right? Well one reason I never came out before, especially on the internet was…well, I felt like a monster. And I wfelt like if I exposed my weak spot everyone could attack me on there.
I’m fixing to be 24 years old and I’m’ not going to live another year of my life pretending to be someone else. I’m just not gonna do it. I don’t care if you call me ugly, if you call me a tranny, if you call me names, if you pick on me, that’s fine. You can call me names. But im gonna be myself whether you accept it or not.