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Michael Tyler Kittrell (born 29 October 1992), also known as CopperCab and Claire Kittrell, is an American YouTube personality, best known for his debut video, "GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!", a rant about South Park joking about redheads not having souls, and his numerous videos involving him irately ranting about a number of different subjects. He would later be parodied in South Park.
In October 2017, Chris re-enacted "GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!". A week later, Kittrell noticed the video and re-enacted the Chop Chop Master Onion's Rap Showdown video Chris had made ten years prior, also recording an interview with Chris, along with Coppercab's friend and editor Cameron Nahas.
- 1 Interview
- 1.1 Transcript
- 1.2 Amiibos (0:00-1:42)
- 1.3 Not hiding from the trolls (1:42-4:43)
- 1.4 Brief history of Sonichu and Destruction of Chris's House (4:44-9:29)
- 1.5 Sonichu Books and how Pikachu transformed into Sonichu (9:30-14:06)
- 1.6 Future of Sonichu (14:07-18:02)
- 1.7 Discussing transgenderism and SLGBTQ (18:03-23:46)
- 1.8 Chris' parents' reaction to Chris coming out (23:47-???)
- 2 See also
- 3 External links
|A Conversation With CHRIS CHAN! (Part 1)|
|Stardate||23 October 2017|
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There is an upbeat jingle that plays for about ten seconds. CopperCab is wearing a mask of Sulley from Monsters Inc. Chris has some sort of mask on, if anyone knows please edit this.
CopperCab: Yeah, it's not live. It's gonna be edited. [CopperCab motions his hands as if typing on a keyboard]
Chris: Yeah? [Chris pushes his mask closer on his face and somewhat waves to the camera]
CopperCab: It's not a livestream.
Cameron: So, we're gonna pretend to start now, okay?
Chris: [Chris holds his Sonichu and Rosechu amiibos up to the camera] Pretend to start?
Cameron: Okay. Hello everybody, welcome-
[Cameron laughs politely]
CopperCab: [Waves to camera] What up?
Cameron: Welcome to this special interview we've got with Christine... and CopperCab.
CopperCab: This isn't just Christine. This is an internet legend-
Cameron: This is.
CopperCab: This is an internet figure. I mean, come on! This is Chri- this is Christine "Chris-Chan" Weston Chandler-
Cameron: This is!
CopperCab: The creator of [muffled, probably Sonichu] and Rosechu, the greatest fucking comic book on the inter- ever made, [Cameron laughs] like in the internet! Like, this is amazing, it's a huge deal! [Chris holds his Sonichu and Rosechu amiibo up again.]
Cameron: Well, there we go, we've got the best inter- best introduction there.
CopperCab: I'm a huge fucking fan! [Cameron laughs] I'm a huge fan!
Cameron: So, wha-what are those two things you're holding there, Christine?
Chris: Sonichu and Rosechu! They're-
CopperCab: [muffled] those.
Chris: Prototype amiibo figures!
CopperCab: Now are you gonna- are you selling these right now?
Chris: We'll still- We'll find somebody else who can do these well, and get 'em back up on the market.
CopperCab: You wanna- really quickly, even before the whole interview starts, do you wanna say your email, if anybody watching this is an amiibo creator? If you want to, like a business [muffled]?
Chris: [Puts amiibos down] Okay. Yeah, uh, business emails can go to "email@example.com".
Coppercab: And we'll put it in the description-
CopperCab: We'll put it in the top of the description.
Cameron: We'll stick it in there.
CopperCab: If anybody [muffled, Chris says something but is also muffled] amiibos, contact Christine.
Not hiding from the trolls (1:42-4:43)
Cameron: Well, um, so thi-this interview, wha-what I would really like to get out of this is to show the-the, you-you two share a lot in common, you know? You really do, you've both been trolled heavily on the internet. You-daily, this happens now, you just have to go through a CopperCab video, or a Christine's (sic) video, and you will see people saying the most hideous things to both of you.
CopperCab: Well, it's not all- it's not all- it's not all negative.
Cameron: It's not all negative, and I've noticed a big change.
CopperCab: You just have to find- you have to not pay attention to the negative shit.
CopperCab: The garbage. It's not- cause it doesn't add anything to the world.
Coppercab: Negativity doesn't do anything, like negativity is what goton- what got Donald Trump elected, you know?
CopperCab: We'd have Hil-
Cameron: We'd have Hillary in there. So, should we address the elephant in the room quickly? The elephant in the room is that you're both wearing masks.
CopperCab: What do you mean by the elephant... [goes off camera for a second]
Chris: Happy Halloween! Urr, numby numby numby, urr!
CopperCab: [returns with a stuffed elephant that he holds up to the camera] Talking about the elephant?
[Cameron and Chris both laugh. CopperCab and Chris make elephant noises]
Chris: [Chris holds a figurine of Derpy up to the camera] Muffins! Fluffy Muffins!
[CopperCab holds up a stuffed Pikachu to the camera]
CopperCab: Oh, I like that My Little Pony doll.
CopperCab: Is that Derpy? It's hard to s-
Chris: [Chris holds Derpy up again] My name is Muffins!
CopperCab: Oh, Muff- Oh, so are we gonna take our masks off right now?
Cameron: So what I was- I-I thought this is a good thing to show for- quickly, is that, do you two ever feel like you have to hide behind a mask because of the trolls? Because you-
Cameron: Have to put something on to protect yourself.
Chris: Uh, with me, since I hardee been damaged emuff, [removes mask] I don't think so.
Cameron: No? That's good. I'm glad.
Chris: No. Now my glasses are slipping off. [removes his glasses]
Cameron: So, do you wanna take your-yours off, uh, Co-Copper?
[CopperCab removes his Sulley mask to reveal another Batman mask. Cameron gasps and CopperCab backs away from the camera.]
CopperCab: [Comes close to camera] Batman! [Cameron chuckles, Chris makes a noise.] Batman.
Cameron: So now's the other one. [CopperCab removes the Batman mask] And there we go.
CopperCab: Ugh, that was hot, that mask is hot, [muffled]
Chris: Yeah, masks don't do well with me either, I perspire easily for some reason.
CopperCab: Me too- Me too! I have a really bad sweat problem, and I also have a bad saliva problem. Like I-
CopperCab: You can- It's kinda gross, but...
CopperCab: We all h- you know what? Nobody's perfect.
Cameron: No- and it's those imperfections that make us unique, and make us special too.
Chris: Yeah, we're not flawless.
Cameron: No. If we were all perfect, we'd all be the same.
Chris: And it'd be boring.
Cameron: And it'd be boring. That'd be very boring.
CopperCab: Yeah, there'd never be a Sonichu.
Cameron: There never would, no.
CopperCab: 'Cause it takes a person like Christine to create Sonichu.
Cameron: It does.
[Chris waves to the camera]
Brief history of Sonichu and Destruction of Chris's House (4:44-9:29)
Cameron: So do you wanna tell us about, uh, Sonichu. Tell us, uh, like, maybe a history or something, like I'm not saying go into everything, 'cause I know there's a whole world-
CopperCab: Yeah, I was gonna say, 'cause-
Cameron: For Sonichu.
Cameron: But, like, how it got started, and, uh, w-what it is you expect to happen in the future for Sonichu.
Chris: Uh, okay, well it's a- Sonichu started off back in March 2000 and came into my head as I was thinking of inspiration for an idea to put on a CD cover for computer pr- computer graphics class that I was taking in High School, and, uh, didn't like copyrighted characters, so I obviously combined Sonic and Pikachu, and made Sonichu, and then a few years later, [CopperCab holds up his stuffed Pikachu, Chris holds up Sonichu #0] [muffled] the first book.
Cameron: There we go.
CopperCab: [Celebrates and applauds] Wooh!
Cameron: And is that the actual first copy? So the- this is- is this a replica or is that the first one?
Chris: Um, it's the first book in the series, this is a printed copy from my unnamed printing publisher company.
Chris: I say unnamed because I don't want, uh, it to get sabotaged.
Cameron: Yeah, that's okay.
CopperCab: Yeah, you don't-
Cameron: So, do you have the original?
Chris: Oh yeah, I still have the original pages in the binders.
Cameron: Oh, that's great. That's good.
Chris: Yeah, and they- yeah, all the old- all them survived the house fire 2014, they did not get burned or drenched.
Cameron: That's good.
CopperCab: I was gonna ask you, um-
Cameron: Your mic seems to be covered a little bit, uh, Copper.
CopperCab: Oh, I'm sorry. Uh, how- I was gonna ask you, how much did you lose in the fire, Christine?
Chris: Uhhhhhh, bit here and there, I lost most of my father's record collection, bunch of his VHS tapes, they had a lot of, uh- we recor-record music from radio shows and old movies. Uh, but yeah, I means- I mean, bunch of them had melted 'cause they were on the highest- on the topmost shelves, uh, even some of the things that were on the topmost part, uh, in the background where Copper, you had, uh, the background, obviously you did that of a green screen, the PaRappa rein- re- recr- uh, reenaction. Uh, yeah, the megazords, and the, hmm, the [here he appears to say pitso brick creations? I have no idea what that is, if another user does please edit this.] they melted up there.
CopperCab: Aww, I'm sorry to hear that.
Cameron: Did that have a lot of effect on you?
Chris: Yeah, just- my room was a m- my old room was a mess. The firefighters had to tear a hole in the c- in the- to the roof for the smoke to clear out, and then- there's just- and it was difficult to get in there and they had to tear w- tear a hole through another wall just to get into my room and do that.
Chris: Yeah. Mess.
CopperCab: Now wait, your room, your room didn't actually catch on fire in your room as well?
Chris: Uh, the fire started, yeah, near- in the bathroom downstairs, it wasn't so close to th- to that, uh, the fire- I don't know how high the fire got up, obviously the heat rose.
CopperCab: As it does, yeah, it rises.
Cameron: A lot of smoke damage as well, I'm guessing.
CopperCab: What- what do you think started the fire? 'Cause that- honestly, when that happened, I remember when that happened, I was so- I was really scared for you, 'cause I thought that something happened to you or Barbara, or, like, I was worried, and like, when that happened, I read, like, that on the news.
Chris: Okay, we had a coffee maker, a Keurig coffee maker, uh, coffee brewer, we used the K-cups, we left it plugged in, we should have unplugged it, it was plugged in on extension cord, and, due- undue situations that could- that did not allow us to resituate it, or for something less obtrusive, the extension cord was hanging over the bathroom door, and obviously something when you got- [demonstrates with his hands] something on the arch, going up and down like a roller coaster, something's gonna hit on the apex.
Chris: And that's where the fire started.
CopperCab: So that bathroom got torched, huh?
Chris: Yeah. Ground zero.
Cameron: So was there anything of yours that was very, um, significant to you that got lost in that fire?
Cameron: Apart from your- I know you said your dad's, uh, records got lost.
Chris: Yeah, I had hanging on my bedroom wall the- a few things, um, including the, somebody had made me the [unclear] hanging on the wall. Uh, the Asperchu Medallion-
Chris: And my father's- and my father's sail- uh, cap, his red hat with a logo on it, had a ship on it. That got torn up there.
Sonichu Books and how Pikachu transformed into Sonichu (9:30-14:06)
Cameron: And the-
CopperCab: What was-
CopperCab: What was the evil, what was the evil, uh, not the evil, but the opposite of Sonichu? It was black, red.
Chris: Uh, you mean Black Sonichu or Blake.
CopperCab: Yeah, Blake. What d- whatever happened to that?
CopperCab: 'Cause you never really see it anymore.
Chris: Uh, well, we do see him in this one, you know, he got reformed, and he ended up with Bubbles.
CopperCab: Oh, okay.
Chris: You didn't read Book 8? Where-
Chris: Yeah. [holds up Sonichu #8] Book 8.
CopperCab: You don't- you don't see much of him.
CopperCab: That's really pretty. I like the cover.
Chris: Yeah, there's 2 versions of this one, that's uh, you know, s- one that's generally p- generally it's okay to be published, and there's one that's NSFW [Chris holds up the "TV-MA" version of Sonichu #8] it's got more pages in that.
Cameron: Oh, wow.
CopperCab: NSFW, hey. [winks to the camera]
Cameron: Wow, do you do NSFW of all of them? [Chris holds both versions of Sonichu #8 up]
CopperCab: Like that.
Chris: N- no. I mean, you can tell the difference between the two on the side there. [Chris holds them together to show the TV-MA label on one of them]
Chris: Just to let you know, this one is the NSFW version. [points at label]
CopperCab: Do you sell these? Like, are you selling these right now? Like right now?
Chris: Yeah, I'm- I'm, uh, giving- I'm s- um, among the pledges on my Patreon I'm distributing to that until, uh, such a time when we can have the, uh, books, uh, uh, sold in the comic book stores or book stores everywhere.
CopperCab: Yeah c- cause I wanted- I- I've been wanting to buy the rest of them, like- 'cause after 1 through 5 I h- I don't have the r- the other ones. I wanted to buy like 6, you know? Or 7, like I'll- if you- if you s- if- if like, I'll-I'll email you privately about it after this.
Chris: Yeah, we'll talk about that [unclear, is cut off by Cameron]
Cameron: Yeah, maybe we can get a link in h- in this video, for people who may- who might wanna buy your comics and, uh, other things that you sell.
Chris: Uh, well right now there's, uh, only the, uh, my Patreon.
Cameron: So you have a Patreon too.
Chris: I'm typing the link to that.
Chris: And I would have to look it up, there's the red bubble store.
Cameron: Okay. So, I wanted to go back quickly to the, uh, Sonichu stuff, like, um, so you created it because of copyright issues. [CopperCab holds his stuffed Pikachu up to the camera, Chris smiles at it] You- there was, uh, Pikachu and Sonic, and they became Sonichu.
[CopperCab wiggles the Pikachu and makes a silly noise, Cameron laughs]
Coppercab: PIK! Pika!
Cameron: And, um, [Chris holds his Sonichu amiibo up] you've also created other p- other characters-
Chris: Sonichu! Sonichu! [makes silly noise]
CopperCab: Pik! Pika!
Chris: Sonichu! Sonichu! Sonichu!
Chris: I'm zapping to the extreme! We're having lots of fun here! [Cameron laughs]
CopperCab: Pikachu, cast thunderbolt on Sonichu! Thunderbolt! Piiii Pikachuuuu!
Cameron: [laughs] God.
Chris: Thunderbolt. Zap zap zap zap zap zap zap. Oh shoot.
CopperCab: [begins crumpling his Pikachu] No, you hurt my Pikachu! [he drops it on the floor] Ahhh!
Cameron: Well, you lost.
CopperCab: Sonichu's power level is too strong. [Chris laughs]
Cameron: So do you think that-
Cameron: How- how was, um, Sonichu born? W- did Pikachu and Sonic maybe have an affair?
Chris: [scoffs] No.
Cameron: Where they-
Chris: No. No.
Cameron: I don't know, like how did these two merge?
Chris: [in a sing-songy voice] In the year 2000 or 1998 depend (sic) on how you interpret it [Cameron laughs, CopperCab claps and moves his head in tune. Chris shows the camera page one of Sonichu #0] da, da, da, the Perfect Chaos Monster attacked Station Square, and there was Pikachu in the fields nearby. [Coppercab holds his stuffed Pikachu up]
Cameron: Wow. [laughs]
Chris: And the so- and the s- And the Sonic began to [unclear] [Chris holds up page 2 and 3] and tried to... [CopperCab holds his Pikachu and Sully mask and has them "kiss"]
Cameron: Oh, so this the creation.
Chris: And- and- and then there's- the Super Sonic and the Pikachu met. Pikachu was standing by at the time Super Sonic came [unclear], and then bam! A power rainbow, and with the Raichu on the other end.
Chris: And all the other [unclear] came out, make all the individual ones, [holds up pages 4-5 to the camera] And, boom. The- the Sonichu and Rosechu boo-da-boop! There's an anime sounding theme song that I'm trying to quote right now, [Cameron and CopperCab laugh] but I don't know all the lyrics, so that's just the basic tune! Bom-bom-bom-bom-bom!
Cameron: Well, there we go, I-I got my answer there, didn't I? [laughs]
CopperCab: She sounds like me singing Katy Perry Firework. Like- I'll, like, miss the lyrics halfway through it. I'll just start, blah blah blah blah! [Cameron laughs, Coppercab begins singing Firework] Do you ever feel, like a plastic bag, blah-blah [stops singing] and start messing up lyrics, like, can't remember 'em. [Chris does a stress sigh]
Future of Sonichu (14:07-18:02)
Cameron: So, where do you see the future for your Sonichu comics, like, do you see these, um, how many- do you- do you see a whole universe where you just gonna go on until- into the future and other people are gonna take over, or how do you see it's gonna happen?
Chris: [regular voice]Um, in the- I say in the future it'll end up coming back to the present time, [CopperCab puts on a winter cap] and, uh, get more history in throughout the books, but as for, uh, merchandise, yeah, pretty much what happened so far, and what we have so far- uh, my brain is in multiple places-
CopperCab: [Cameron laughs] I know what you mean, I have the same problem. [Chris does a stress sigh] I've been stressed out lately.
Cameron: Where- where is your brain right now? Where- where are the multiple places your - your- you are right now?
Chris: Um, trynna- I'm looking for a couple of links to copy.
Chris: Besides from that, um... meh. Uh, I-I'd say in the future I'd definitely- I'd like to see more merchandise for Sonichu and creating all the amiibo figures possibly officially released by Nintendo and Sega or all that. Um, but Sonichu's been around since 2004 and as early as 2004- I mean, since 2000. And the book came out in 2004. Obviously more than 10 years went by, so, pretty much have a silent agreement between me and Nintendo and Sega, so, I'd say- [Chris continues but is cut off by Cameron]
Cameron: So, have they said it's okay?
CopperCab: Have you- have you approached- Hajime- have you approached- Satomi? Have you approached Hajime Satomi? The CEO of Sega?
Chris: Um, I'm pretty much- I'd say I pretty much don't have to, because nobody's complained and during its ten year relation- during the ten years span, so.
CopperCab: I-I'm saying, like, for a game, like, for, like- do you wanna do a video game with them?
CopperCab: [Chris' stream briefly freezes] Uh-oh.
Chris: Either [unclear] Pokémon or Sonic style, I don't know. Um, or I-It's still to be determined among which, and-
CopperCab: That's pretty cool.
Chris: I forgot all- the original video I was looking for, I started singing the anime song. [CopperCab and Cameron laugh]
CopperCab: Have you ever- Oh, [muffled] Cameron.
Cameron: You carry on Copper.
CopperCab: Oh, okay, I was just wondering if you ever considered making trading cards?
Chris: Uh, yes, I've made homemade Pokémon trading cards with Sonichu and characters, and some of my own-
CopperCab: And Rose-
Chris: And some of like- custom original Pokémon aside from that.
Cameron: Do you know what I was thinking about one day? Um, I-I own a Nintendo Wii U, and on there, it's been kind of hacked a lot, that-that console, and people are able to make their own characters for Super Smash Brothers.
Cameron: And I was imagining, maybe somebody out there would one day make a Sonichu for Super Smash Brothers, because it can be it can be i- put in there, and I've seen many things like that added to super Nintendo's, uh, not super Nintendo's, sorry, uh, the Nintendo U version. And then, I'm guessing when the- when the switch is hacked, they'll be able to do the same for there.
CopperCab: [garbled] You-You're glitching out right now, Cameron.
Cameron: What was that?
CopperCab: [clearly] You were glitching out.
Cameron: Oh, was I glitching out for you?
CopperCab: You were going robo-mode.
Cameron: Oh, sorry. Is it better now? [Chris says something, but it is muffled]
CopperCab: [thumbs up] Yeah.
Cameron: Is it better? Okay.
Cameron: Umm, yeah, what I was saying was that you- the Nintendo U- uh, Wii U can be hacked, and you can add characters to games in there, so I was imagining that you could add-
CopperCab: Haaaa, what is going on?!
Cameron: Oh boy. Am I- is it really bad right now?
CopperCab: I don't understand.
Cameron: Is it really bad?
CopperCab: You're robotic right now, Cameron.
Chris: You're [unclear] funky robotic.
Cameron: You two talk right now, you two talk. [CopperCab's stream is cut off briefly, he says something as he comes back but it is muffled] You two talk.
Discussing transgenderism and SLGBTQ (18:03-23:46)
CopperCab: Christine, you there?
Chris: Yeah, I'm here.
CopperCab: Can I ask you, um, a question. Like, and again, this can be edited if you don't- like, if you get uncomfortable, like, honestly though, I would ask you even if we weren't recording. Like, I, uh, you- I don't know if you know, but I'm actually trans as well. Like I'm transgender.
CopperCab: I'm also- I know I don't look like it, 'cause I haven't grown my hair out like you have, and I haven't, you know, shaved and stuff like that, but, uh- it's clear that I'm not dressing, [muffled] right now, but, um, I-I'm wondering how you find the strength, the inner strength, 'cause I have also been trolled. You know, I've been attacked, and I mo- I've fou- I'm able to move past it, and to look past it, and to continue, and to ignore the negativity and cope, but- and I've also lost people in my family, like my mom and my dad, my grandpa, like- I've lost a lot of people in my life, and I've had a lot of people hurt me, betray me, and I understand how it can be painful. I'm wondering how you're able to identify as a woman, and even with all the negativity- and I'm not saying you're surrounded by negativity, but you and I both know how it can be on the internet. We can relate on that. So, I'm just wondering, just from a trans-woman to another trans-woman, and I know it seems silly, 'cause I'm no- I don't look like it, but I just- I was having medication problems, when I was taking medication. It's well documented on the internet, um, 'cause I unfortunately, was able- I was too open. But, um, how are you able to do th- like, how-how are you so strong, is what I'm- and I'm asking, not sarcastically, like how are you so strong?
Chris: Uh, just am. When I came out in June or July of 2014 after realizing that I was a woman soul trapped in a male body, I came out as a trans-woman, and I was still interested in women very much, so obviously I had lesbian status, that- so I am a lesbian trans-woman. I found confidence in myself because after I came out, I found more love and better appreciation, respect for myself, and, uh, also when I went to my first Pride Festival in Char- in Charlottesville that same year, I had a lot of people come u- just be supp- just be nice to me and it- and it was really good. So-
CopperCab: That's good.
Chris: And so, just- I was met with a lot of positivity, and- other than myself, just- and of my family, my mom and everybody in CWCville. I have a psychic connection to my family in CWCville, believe it or not. Including my-
CopperCab: Very good.
CopperCab: So you speak them through, um, through psy- psychology? Through, uh-
Chris: Ps- psychic.
Chris: Through a psychic link.
CopperCab: Not a good thinker right now, um...
CopperCab: Stressed out, 'cause I get- I get stressed out talking about the trans stuff personally, cause I get-
Chris: Yeah, I get- I get stressed out with, uh, just my home problems, I don't need to go into right now. Just-just-
CopperCab: No, I understand.
Chris: Just suffice to say... [rubs his thumb against his index and middle finger] Monaaay! Money money money.
CopperCab: Oh, trust me, you have no clue. I mean- well, you do. Yeah. We have it, we have it too. We have it- we have it too. We were on- we were actually on welfare, my family, not long ago. So, I know how it feels to struggle. Um, we're not on it- we're not on it anymore we're not on welfare anymore. But- I- we have been in some pretty dark spots, though, I can relate with you.
CopperCab: I like-
Chris: Of course, adding the "S" to it first, straight and cisgender.
CopperCab: Oh, that's good.
Chris: [unclear] them, and all supporters for us.
CopperCab: Yeah, they uh, so- can I ask a quick question, speaking of LGBTQ, um, did you hear about how they added the black color, the color black to the, uh, rainbow flag?
CopperCab: There's 2, uh-
Chris: Yeah, black and brown.
CopperCab: Yeah, how do you feel about that?
Chris: Yeah, um, I'm inclined to think it's not necessar- it's not necessarily a good thing. It just seems to clash with the already bright and vibrant red to purple rainbow.
CopperCab: Yeah, like black and brown doesn't need to be there, you know?
Chris: Yeah, as Rarity says in an episode of My Little Pony, "this shade of brown is used for accents!" [The quote is "This shade of brown should only be used for accents!]
CopperCab: Yeah! Like, it doesn't have to do with race, it has to do with the colors, like...
CopperCab: Has nothing- they think it's racist to not have black and brown, but it's not about a race thing, it's about a sexuality, and, like, gender-like thing. It's not about white and black gays, it's like, all races are gay. Like... it's- I don't know. [CopperCab says something else but is cut off]
Chris: Uh, well, that was a little bit messed up there, but I'll forgive you for it. [chuckles]
CopperCab: What, me?
Chris: Yeah, what you just said.
CopperCab: Oh, no, I'm saying, like, I'm s- no, what I saying is- I think you're misunderstanding me. I'm saying that rainbow flag, it has nothing to do with race.
Chris: Yeah, that's right, it has nothing to do with race. It has to- about our genders, and so- and s- and sexual orientations.
CopperCab: Yeah, that's what I mean, I d- don't [cut off] I was saying-
Chris: And i- and- and the just rainbow transcends between black and whites and everybody else of "smurfalicious" color.
CopperCab: Yeah, exactly. That's-that's what I was saying, don't think I was attacking black people.
CopperCab: I was saying the opposite. I'm always on Twitter defending black people. I'm not- I'm not racist at all. I come from a very open-minded family.
Chris' parents' reaction to Chris coming out (23:47-???)
CopperCab: Um, but speaking of family, can I ask you another question?
CopperCab: Um, what do you think about, like, how-how does Barbara- 'cause like Mema, when I came out as trans, she was very supportive, and I was- I'm really interested in it honestly, about the trans thing, 'cause like, I-I am trans as well, that's why I've been attacked about it. You can go to my coming out video, I have like 50-70 thousand dislikes on my video, and like a hundred thousand people were commenting, and the majority of them were horrible comments, like, I mean, like "kill yourself:, like comments like that, like, "you're-you're a fat ginger tranny faggot", things like that. I mean horrible shit. I was- and it PISSES ME THE FUCK OFF when I s- when they- when they get away with that, you know what I mean? Like-
CopperCab: And I'm not gonna lose my cool, but, like, I-I'm curious, you handled it so well, you know? Like, how did Barbara- did she support you?
Chris: Uh, yeah, my mom was a bit put off at first, um, I think it was kind of like a subtle- I kinda slid into it, because I'd say among which, years before I figured myself out and realized that I was a female soul, was- I started- well, yeah, I started wearing, uh, sp- I started wearing sports bras, and, uh, I also definitely swapped, uh- I definitely changed my underwear.
Chris: And, uh, and then I started wearing skirts and I felt more comfortable in the skirts, and now- and that was when my father was still alive, and then after he passed on I started wearing skirts and dresses more often. And so, [unclear] it's just kinda like a visually- was kinda like easing in before I finally did come out in June or July 2014, and my mother was, actually, my mother was actually quite supportive about that, but my father was like, [mimicking Bob] "Hey, you boy! You don't wear skirts! Now go put your pants on!"
CopperCab: Yeah. I was gonna ask, how w- how do you think he would be, like, is he supportive of that stuff, or is he not as accepting?
Chris: Uh, well-
CopperCab: Or was he not-
Chris: On- I- oh- pretty much on his... uh, deathbed, his l-uh, his last words to me dad, it's, he loved me and he accepted me for who I am no matter what.
Cameron: That's good.
CopperCab: That's good.
Cameron: Can you hear me okay now?
CopperCab: Yeah, we can hear you.
Cameron: Okay. That's really good to know. That-that-that must, um, be very, uh, that must help you because, um-
Cameron: If you wouldn't of heard that, you might have wondered. But that's really, that's really good.
CopperCab: I often think about how, like-like the family that's not in my life anymore, that I can't talk to anymore, I of- I often wonder if they've seen the stuff online of me coming out, and what they think, and if they hate me, or if they st- would still love me or not.
Cameron: Yeah, because you've had a lot of issues with other family members, haven't you?
CopperCab: [wipes tears away from his face] Yeah, [sighs] I don't wanna cry right now, but like, I just-
CopperCab: It gets- it gets stressful, 'cause like you think about the what-ifs, but then you can't really torture yourself, like, you just have to keep going forward.
Chris: Yeah, hey what's that squeaking noise?
Cameron: Yeah, I can hear it. I think it- what it is is, um, reverb, from the- from someone's audio. Do you have your headphones on, Copper? [CopperCab shakes his head]
Chris: Um, it doesn't look like he has headphones.
Cameron: That's probably what it is. That's probably what it is. It's probably Copper not using his headphones that- that I-I sent him. Or her.
Chris: Oh. Oh dear. [Cameron laughs]
CopperCab: Hey Christine, can I ask you, do you have any photos of you as a child?
Chris: Um, yes. Yes I do, they are amongst, in my- [CopperCab holds up a picture of himself as a child]
Cameron: There, look at- look at a young CopperCab there. [Chris laughs] Always be- always been someone who's been a bit annoyed, you can see there. [Cameron laughs]
CopperCab: I was- I wasn't happy in this photo. I was such a happy child, Christine. You can tell I was so happy.
Chris: [laughing] Yeah.
CopperCab: I look pissed off.
Cameron: I can imagine Copper making videos at that age. [Cameron and Chris laugh]
CopperCab: I'd be- I'd be- what would I be ranting about, "how Pokémon" or something? I'd be ranting about something. [holds up a different photo] Here's me when I was actually happy, as a baby.
Cameron: Oh, wow. A rare vide- a rare picture of Copper being happy there.
CopperCab: People say I look retarded in this photo, and I'm- I don't look retarded, that pisses me off, they say I look like I have Special Ed problems, I don't like that.
Chris: Yeah, yeah, I agree with you. I think, uh-
Cameron: You agree with it-
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