Should RuPaul’s Girls Be Disgracing Her?
Without RuPaul…Who Are They?
GURL, BYE! Like most of us, I was sucked into the vacuum of the endless amount of drama which branched from RuPaul’s comments of not allowing Transgender women onto RuPaul’s Drag Race. The comments have stirred so much conversation within the LGBTQ community and revealed some of my social media followers – and perhaps those I’d consider calling a friend – are not only Transphobic as all hell, but also completely dazed. Within what seemed like moments, the LGBTQ community was throwing RuPaul under the bus. RuPaul, someone who has admittedly worked his – often times referred to as her – butt off for decades gave a sweet, monotone, PR apology to her fans and the gay community:
RuPaul’s apologies even weren’t enough. He was blasted for posting a photograph of an alleged train pride or something? I guess that’s the yellow and green colored flag – which people were assuming he confused with the Transgender flag and were vocal about RuPaul not being an ally to the Transgender community. It was a little bogus and far-fetched, but as is all social media and opinions – so, sure.
Well, the amount of shade didn’t stop there. The Drag Queens from RuPaul’s hit series – and you know, the show that made them who they are today, got their feet wet with mess. Yes, some of the Queens decided to take their choice words for the person who literally allowed them to get a higher pay at the same night club they’ve always performed at. Check out a few shady responses from RuPaul’s girls below:
Former contestant on the fourth season of Drag Race, Willam, who made headlines being the first person expelled from the series – has been quite vocal of his distaste for RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions. His latest tweets and Instagram posts show his true feelings. Is he being bitter of justified? Willam is absolutely one of my favorite Queens to ever hit the stage – and I’ve met him once in West Hollywood, although he wouldn’t be able to select me out of a lineup. I do find it very suspect he’s been seemingly blacklisted by RuPaul’s media, but that’s a whole different topic for a different day. Willam is the only former RuPaul-Girl I’m going to give a pass on, since he previously appeared on our televisions prior to Drag Race.
But, wait a second – why the hell are the other Drag Queens hollering and lighting their torches for RuPaul? They need to loosen up the corset, because without RuPaul – these queens would be begging for dollars in their hometowns after working their daytime jobs. Seriously, they signed up for the show and must play by RuPaul’s rules. They all do know RuPaul’s name will always come before theirs, correct? They get on this show to fight for second place...so, tighten up those lips and keep quiet. Why try to ruin yourselves? They are literally nothing without the show. Face it, most current Drag Queens are vying to get on the series in hopes to increase their careers – in Drag. RuPaul is the Drag Queen – and the only one who has broken into mainstream media…as well as trying to help them. Why all the hate?! I wouldn’t be biting the hand that feeds me.
While I have no comment on RuPaul’s statement – I do believe we’ll see a Transgender Drag Queen on season 11. Come on, they wouldn’t dare not cast one at this stage – so condragulations to whoever receives the pity-we-messed-up spot. Especially after Michelle Visage has been quoted saying she stands behind Transgender queens – we’re definitely about to see one appear immediately. RuPaul said what he said and I highly doubt he is – or has ever been – transphobic. Will the comments take a toll on the ratings? Today is the next episode of Drag Race: All Stars 3 and I am willing to bet that the ratings of the show won’t go down from all of the protest. I’d even assume the ratings are going to go up after all of the chaos.
Do you believe it’s wise for the Drag Race girls to be scolding RuPaul?
This is the opinion of one Instinct Magazine Contributor and does not reflect the views of the magazine itself.