Jameela Jamil Responded To The Backlash Over HBO Max’s Vogueing Competition Show 

February 5, 2020 / Posted by:

Deadline reported that The Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil was going to host of a new voguing competition show and things went left immediately. Members of the predominately LGBTQ ballroom community wondered, “What is this cis straight woman doing hosting our gay-ass ballroom show?” Well, she’s not hosting it, and she’s taken to Twitter to let us all know she in no way wants to ruffle feathers. But trans actress and ball veteran Trace Lysette has some opinions and she is not ready to let Jameela off the hook. Feathers: ruffled!

Deadline first reported that HBO Max had tapped Jameela as host of its ball culture competition show called Legendary (working title: Paris Is Meh-ing). The ten-episode series will focus on battles between Houses of the ballroom scene with each competing to win a cash prize. It’s basically Pose: The Reality Show. There will be fashion and dance challenges and ultimately one House will become “Legendary”. There will be ten Houses with five performers and a House Mother each. Teams will rotate in a round-robin format during a themed ball. If you’ve ever seen Pose you already know everything about this (except what round-robin means).

Trace, who was in Transparent, Hustlers, and Pose, got on Twitter and let us know how she felt about the show

Deadline later updated their story to say that Jameela is a judge and a host, and revealed that Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach, and Leiomy Maldonado will also be judges. Jameela also got on Twitter to let us all know that she’s ONLY a judge, and not the host. The host is Dashaun Wesley:

Jameela also told Trace that she did not steal her gig because they were not up for the same thing:

Trace checked Jameela, letting her know she already is a House Mother:

Honestly, if I wanted to hear a straight cis woman scream, “WERK THE HOUSE DOWN KWEEN SLAY YASSS WERK!”, I’d just go to a bachelorette party at a gay bar.

Pic: Wenn.com

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