Facebook fail: Drag queens can’t use stage names

Facebook fail: Drag queens can’t use stage names

[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.”

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