RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Robbie Turner has finally come clean about that mysterious Uber accident she reported on social media. Robbie somehow got Entertainment Weekly to conduct an exclusive interview, the results of which are riddled with inconsistencies and sprinkled liberally with WTFs. Ultimately, Robbie says she was drugged (possibly, maybe) and had “a very vivid dream”. Robbie also took the opportunity to take her critics to task for “calling out” which she says is the new bullying.
EW began by asking Robbie why she posted about the crash in the first place. Robbie said it’s because she woke up with bruises and a headache, and since she has an irrational fear of concussions, she made a scheduled post, as one does.
… I more or less woke up worried that I had a concussion, [so I] made a scheduled post for when people would be waking up Sunday morning… I was already falling asleep and was panicking…
Glad that got cleared up. Then EW asked her why she thought a car accident was the cause of her injuries.
After days of poking around and sleuthing to figure out everything I had gone through, days later I saw footage of me coming home, getting out of a car, and getting into my apartment okay. What [I] think happened is that I was slipped something [in my drink], because I didn’t drink that much that night, and [that I] slipped and fell in the shower. The hat I was wearing is completely bent and gross, so we think I hit my head in the shower, got out of makeup, went to bed, and had a very vivid and ridiculous dream.
I’d like to see this reporter’s notes. How many different ways can you draw a question mark? I know I have a few: Days later? What footage? How much is “not that much”? Who is “we”? What made the hat “gross”? You know what, never mind. It’s clear from this interview that Robbie is still going through whatever Robbie was going through. She says that she has vivid memories of being in the hospital but admits they are probably false memories.
After doing my own sleuthing I went to the hospital and got an affirmation that I had not been seen on Sunday like I thought I had, which was horrifying and embarrassing.
Robbie mentions seeing a number of “professionals” and had a psych evaluation done, the conclusion of which was “the social worker and psychiatrist [said] it sounds more like I had a mild mental break, and it was triggered by slipping in the shower and being slipped something [in my drink]. Yes, I’m sure that’s exactly what the professionals said.
According to Robbie, the upshot of the whole episode is she’d been having a tough time personally, she doesn’t really know what happened, she thinks the queens who mocked her online (EW named Trixie Mattel, Raja, Kim Chi, and Bianca Del Rio) are bullies. She’s also taking a break. She’s not going to remove her original posts because she’s not really thinking about social media at this time.
Here is a lengthy thread about it on social media.
post lacked sensitivity. For that I am also regretful.
I appreciate the continued support of my fans and respect for my privacy during this time. I hope to take better care of myself, learn from this painful season and nourish what brought me joy about my art to begin with.
— Robbie Turner (@TheRobbieTurner) April 28, 2018
So there you have it. It was all a dream and Bobby Ewing (and the Uber driver) is still alive.