Where in the virtual world has RuPaul gone?
Just gone. Poof. Shantay-ed away.
The move has left many fans feeling confused, with one user tweeting: “Can someone please check on @RuPaul. Mother deleted everything on her Instagram.”
Can someone please check on @RuPaul. Mother deleted everything on her Instagram.
— chase (@chasedover05) July 2, 2020
rupaul really DID delete it bald. pic.twitter.com/6qghwm1WQI
— faith (@akeriachanels) July 2, 2020
“Why did RuPaul just totally decimate his entire Instagram tho — what is happening?” tweeted another fan.
One fan, referencing the recent reports that Ru seemingly admitted to allowing fracking on his Wyoming/South Dakota property, responded asking “Did the oil wells dry up in Wyoming??”
👀 did the oil wells dry up in wyoming??
— Ⓐn ugly coyote 🐺 (@ughlycoyote) July 2, 2020
I think she was fracked, I mean hacked
— Gaznápiro (@ninherate) July 2, 2020
Another posited that the world’s most successful drag queen had been hacked, posting a recorded video showing posts disappearing from Instagram one by one.
The fan wrote, “@RuPaul someone is hacking your Instagram and deleting your photos.”
— chrissLovato (@crisslovato) July 2, 2020
Multiple outlets, including Instinct, have reached out to RuPaul’s reps about the deletions but received no comment.
Page Six points out that Season 10 Drag Race alum Kameron Michaels also wiped his Instagram account on the same day.
But early this morning, Michaels posted a note on the Gram of Insta saying he is ‘fine.’
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I find it a little annoying that I have to come back here and explain my actions. But in the moments I’ve turned my phone back on, the wild rumors and the fact that a news outlet picked this up is outrageous. So see explanation above 📝 I’m going to repost some photos just so it doesn’t look so scary 🤗 I love you guys, I do but I just want to be left alone while I do some self discovering. That’s all I want 💞💋(I will return calls and texts tomorrow)
“There is no stunt. No scandal. No big reveal,” wrote Michaels. “Without going into all the whiney details about my own personal issues, I simply want to start over.”
Michaels went on to say he cringed at many of his past posts because he began to tie his self-worth in reality “to that of my online content and I’m erasing that toxic behavior.”
He added, “As far as someone else doing the same thing I did, weirdly on the very same day…I have mo idea why they or their team erased their content.”
Another coincidence – or not? – the timing of RuPaul’s deletions happened the same day as the debut of Canada’s Drag Race, the 4th iteration of the popular reality series.
While Mama Ru’s personal social media pages have been deleted or deactivated, for now, the official RuPaul’s Drag Race Instagram account remains active, although the most recent post was from June 12.
The 5th Season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars is currently airing on VH1.