Lee Ryan Denies Being Transphobic Or Homophobic After Toxic Attack On Drag Queen

Lee Ryan has furiously denied being transphobic or homophobic after getting involved in a vicious spat with a drag queen on Instagram last week.

The Blue singer, 38, commented sarcastically on gender identity, posting a message to his 172,000 followers: ‘I might start identifying myself as an alien/star/seed/indigo kid. Anything but human. Please respect my wishes.’

After the post, drag queen Layla Zee Susan – real name Sammy Shepherd – challenged Lee for his “insensitive” comments, with Lee launching a foul-mouthed attack on Layla.

Sourdough tirade: Lee Ryan forced to deny transphobic and homophobic got involved in a brutal feud with a drag queen on Instagram last week, calling her a ‘c**t’ and threatening violence against her

Discuss the fallout with The sunLee said, ‘I’m bisexual and my bandmate is gay – I would never disdain anyone like that.

“Normally I ignore things like that, but it’s like someone calls me a racist when I’m not. Duncan constantly dresses in drag, he’s gay, Blue has a big a [gay] follow – so this really upset me.

“Some of my best friends are gay. I didn’t say anything about him being in drag.’

Lee’s venomous attack came after the drag queen said, “Do you think this is a little insensitive to your fans choosing to identify as something outside of binary gender?

Hit Back: Drag queen Layla Zee Susan — real name Sammy Shepherd — was told by Lee to

Hit Back: Drag queen Layla Zee Susan — real name Sammy Shepherd — was told by Lee to “fuck your dad with a pineapple and let your mom watch.” He also threatened to hit her and headbutt her

“This kind of ridicule is really mean and you’re a bit ad**k!”

Lalya posted a snippet from their DM, adding, “Lee Ryan posted an insensitive story and I decided to talk to him about it!”

But former EastEnders actor Lee replied, ‘F**k off c**t. Does that insult you?’

Layla asked, “Have you been hacked? What a pity.’

Posting the grabs on her Instagram stories, she said, ‘This is the response I got.’

But pop star Lee – who had chart positions with boy band Blue in the 1990s and 1990s – was furious: “No, I just can’t stand a small opinion like you who think your opinion matters to me.

Lalya posted a snippet from their DM, adding,

Lalya posted a snippet from their DM, adding, “Lee Ryan posted an insensitive story and I decided to talk to him about it!”

“You little arrogant c**t. Get lost. “I never said anything about gay or binary or anything. ‘Little mug.

‘I’m talking about starseeds and indigo children. You’re fucking melting.’

Layla replied, “I hope at some point you can see your callousness and teach yourself why this would be hurtful to your trans and non-binary followers.”

Lee added: “I didn’t say anything about those kinds of people. What the hell are you talking about?

A love?  Lee became famous with boy band Blue [L-R Duncan James, Anthony Costa, Simon Webbe and Lee]

A love? Lee became famous with boy band Blue [L-R Duncan James, Anthony Costa, Simon Webbe and Lee]

Tell-all: Sammy posted a lengthy account of the drama in an Instagram video to his nearly 4,000 followers

He also wrote: 'Lee Ryan told me to fuck my dad with a pineapple!  Hi everyone.  What a day!'

Tell-all: Sammy posted a lengthy account of the drama in an Instagram video to his nearly 4,000 followers

“Tell you what’s here to be really offended about, why don’t you f**k your dad with a pineapple and let your mom watch. Offended? Good. Bye.’

Layla said, “He’s so aggressive with me now.”

Lee continued: ‘Yeah, I’m your petty c**t. I didn’t say anything about gay or bi or anyone. you mug.

“You brought up me because I was talking about people you didn’t like. You’re the reason you’re nasty little c**t. What a pity, very sad.

Do you have a word?  Layla then appealed to his former Blue bandmate Duncan James, 43 - who came out as bisexual in 2009 and gay three years later, sometimes performing as a drag act [pictured] - to talk some sense into Lee

Do you have a word? Layla then appealed to his former Blue bandmate Duncan James, 43 – who came out as bisexual in 2009 and gay three years later, sometimes performing as a drag act [pictured] – to talk some sense into Lee

“I’d punch you in the face if you were in front of me, you cheeky little bastard. Non-binary or gay, whatever you want to call yourself. You are not a woman. I’d beat you aside, you cheeky c**t.’

Layla added: ‘Now threaten with physical assault wow.’

But Lee continued: ‘Go f**k ya mum. And tell her I’ll be there later. And your father.’

He added: ‘I never said anything about anyone but myself and the way I benefit myself, you are a hypocrite. If you were in front of me, I’d headbutt you.

“But you wouldn’t s**t me in the face because you’re a keyboard troll. I never said anything about non-binary or gay. I said I don’t like being human, especially because of little f*****s like you who shove your opinion down people’s throats and think you’re right.

‘F**k you, honestly fuck you!’

Layla said, 'This must go on now, I would really appreciate your support Duncan James!'

Layla said, ‘This must go on now, I would really appreciate your support Duncan James!’

Layla then appealed to his former Blue bandmate Duncan James, 43 – who came out as bisexual in 2009 and gay three years later, sometimes acting as a drag act – to make Lee a little more sensible.

Layla said, “This must go on now, I would really appreciate your support Duncan James.”

The Sun claims that Sammy has since contacted Lee and apologized.

Lee Ryan declined to comment.

Out of drag, Sammy posted a lengthy account of the drama in an Instagram video for his nearly 4,000 followers.

He also wrote: ‘Lee Ryan told me to fuck my dad with a pineapple! Hi everyone. What a day! I wasn’t really sure what I was going to say in this video but I just wanted to close the madness that happened today and thank you all for your support.

The drag queen said,

The drag queen said, “Do you think this is a little insensitive to your fans choosing to identify as something outside of the gender binary?”

‘If you’re inclined to spread the word about what happened today to help raise Lee Ryan… feel free to share, but don’t forget to spread positivity and light and people will listen 🙂

“If anyone who identifies as trans, non-binary or anything else on the gender spectrum feels like I need to learn something about this then I’m ready to listen, but I really hope I was an ally today because I tried to Do that.’

At the end of his video, Sammy called Lee “disturbed,” “angry,” and suggested he was “hiding something.”

In May, Lee hit back at trolls who criticized him during an emotional Instagram video for arriving while incarcerated.

He had enjoyed a rooftop singing session with his mother and girlfriend Verity at his home, where he showed his vocal skills to Spandau Ballet’s Gold.

But the singer was forced to go in and take a moment after trolls started sending him abusive messages about his appearance.

'Yes, I've arrived, who hasn't?'  Lee urged trolls to be

‘Yes, I’ve arrived, who hasn’t?’ Lee urged trolls to be “nice” after being criticized for his appearance during a fun family karaoke session on Instagram in May

Not on: The singer had shown his incredible vocal skills while on the roof of his house with his girlfriend Verity Paris and his mother

Not on: The singer had shown his incredible vocal skills while on the roof of his house with his girlfriend Verity Paris and his mother

Speaking to the camera, he said, “So listen up, some people are talking to me because they’re having fun and saying, ‘Oh shit, you look like you put a piece of wood on’.”

Who is not in this lockdown? Nobody goes out and does their usual routine. Be nice to people, we will all lose it in the end.

“Be happy, be with your family and be kind and loving to people. Especially in this time…’

He continued, “And yes, I put some wood on it and that’s okay. Be with your loved ones, your family, enjoy your time and be kind to each other.’

Truth: After reading some of the nasty posts, Lee said many people have arrived in lockdown and the most important thing is to be happy and kind right now

Truth: After reading some of the nasty posts, Lee said many people have arrived in lockdown and the most important thing is to be happy and kind right now

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