Actress Drew Barrymore is being praised for her compassionate interview with trans TikTok star, Dylan Mulvaney, on The Drew Barrymore Show. Mulvaney opened up to Barrymore about the online hate that she faces as a trans woman and how she copes with it. Despite the vitriol directed at the trans community, Mulvaney remains committed to spreading joy and using comedy to bridge gaps and educate people on the realities of being a trans person.
During the interview, Mulvaney revealed that her chosen family and the advice of fellow trans icon Laverne Cox have helped her deal with the hate. Barrymore, who herself has been on the receiving end of hateful comments, knelt down on the floor with Mulvaney and the two shared a touching moment of empathy and solidarity.
While many fans praised Barrymore for showing compassion and love towards Mulvaney, there were also detractors who spewed hate towards the actress and the trans community. Despite this, Mulvaney remains committed to her advocacy work and spreading trans joy.
The Drew Barrymore Show has been lauded for its new direction in talk shows, with Barrymore’s listening skills and ability to make guests feel comfortable being praised. In the wake of controversies on other talk shows, Barrymore’s approach has been a breath of fresh air.
Mulvaney, a social media star, has been vocal about her experiences as a trans woman and the realities of living in a world that is often hostile to the LGBTQ+ community. She has also been a staunch advocate for trans rights, even in the face of Tennessee’s recent drag ban.
Overall, the interview was a poignant reminder of the importance of compassion, empathy, and love towards marginalized communities. The trans community, in particular, continues to face hatred and discrimination, but advocates like Mulvaney and allies like Barrymore give hope for a better future.