- Although the parody no longer appears on his Instagram page, a copy was reposted on his Facebook account in 2019.
- The video, titled “Hawaii’s Next Top Mahu,” was a skit for “The Augie Show.” Tulba played two characters in the parody: a contestant named Mo’Unique and a style guru named Jay Jay.
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- Michael Golojuch Jr., chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, told KITV that Tulba must “take ownership” of the skit as he is now a member of the Honolulu City Council and no longer a comedian.
- “He took the step of reposting it over the weekend shows he’s very proud of it and he has no problem with it without looking at its totality, in what has transpired,” Golojuch Jr. added.
- Ken Lawson, a civil rights activist, said he supported Tulba’s run for the council seat but still found the skit offensive.
- “This comedy skit was written, performed in, and endorsed by a trans sexual cast member of color nearly 15 years ago in a much different social climate,” the full statement reads. “As many in Hawaii know, Augie is not only a proud father of two openly gay men, but also deeply supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. He has worked hard for three decades to make people of all backgrounds laugh, just as he works hard today to keep his community safe, positive and healthy.”