[Ed. – The law of unintended consequences is made of cast iron.]
Facebook has found itself at the center of a bitter fight with some well-heeled foes: drag performers who are livid that the social media giant has begun enforcing a policy that requires users to display real names on their profiles.
Several hundred drag queens — and other performers who had built Facebook profiles around their stage names — had their accounts deactivated after they were reported for failing to employ their real identities.
Opponents of the rule now are receiving support from a formidable force: RuPaul.
… RuPaul tellsTHR… “[I]t’s bad policy when Facebook strips the rights of creative individuals who have blossomed into something even more fabulous than the name their mama gave them.”