Claire Kittrell (born Michael Tyler Kittrell; October 29, 1992), also known as Michael Copper or by her username CopperCab, is an American Internet and television personality known for her YouTube video "GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!" and for starring in the reality television series Hollywood Hillbillies.
Life and career
Kittrell first gained notoriety in 2010 with a YouTube video titled "GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!" In the video, Kittrell, using the screen name "CopperCab", unleashed a rant over the portrayal of redheaded characters on the Comedy Central television series South Park. The video became a viral phenomenon and, as of April 2016, has garnered nearly 40 million views on YouTube alone. South Park responded with a commercial for its fourteenth season premier episode "Sexual Healing" that mocked Kittrell directly. The video earned Kittrell the online nickname "The Angry Ginger Kid".
In her first video, Kittrell has said that she is a practicing Christian.
In subsequent years, Kittrell released other rant videos on various subjects, ranging from her inability to afford an iPhone to her disdain for "Gangnam Style" by Psy. Kittrell also earned media attention for a video campaign against bullying.
In 2013, Kittrell signed on to star in the reality television series Hollywood Hillbillies with the series premiering on Reelz in January 2014. The show follows Kittrell and her family as they travel from their home in Georgia to Los Angeles for Kittrell to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. The show co-stars Kittrell's grandmother Delores "Mema" Hughes, as well as her aunt Dee Dee and uncle "Big" John.
In 2014, Kittrell released her debut single "Gingerbread" on the Knockout Entertainment Imprint. The song is produced by Trak D.
In 2016, Kitrell came out as a transgender woman on Twitter and tweeted that she has been undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to transition.