“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Yvie Oddly Calls Out Producers For Being “Culture Thieves” And For Taking A Year To Pay Her Winnings
Drag queen Yvie Oddly won the eleventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and later competed in the all-winners season of Drag Race All Stars. She’s best known for her lip-synching skills, freaky fashions, and bendy dance moves (she has Hypermobility Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). Now, Yvie has something to say. And she’s gonna say it! The 29-year-old took to Twitter to call out Drag Race producers for being “capitalist culture thieves” who take advantage of the “sleep-deprived, depressed, and DRASTICALLY underpaid” contestants. Yvie also reveals that it took over a year for her to get her $100,000 prize. RuPaul has yet to address these accusations, but if he does, he’ll likely blame that shit on Yvie’s “inner saboteur”.
In late 2019, RuPaul bought a $13.7 million mansion in Beverly Hills (every last cent was paid in FrackBucks™ [there, I burned my obligatory fracking joke right off the top]). Since then, RuPaul and interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard have completely transformed the “grand but uninspired residence” built in the 80s into a swanky “fever dream of Hollywood regency.” Now, Ru is finally ready to show that shit off to Architectural Digest. Cuz if a celebrity spends a kajillion dollars redesigning their mansion and nobody from Architectural Digest is around to take pictures… does it even exist?
The regular season of RuPaul’s Drag Race ended last week, and you know what that means: more RuPaul’s Drag Race! Specifically the eighth season of All Stars. Entertainment Weekly reports that the cast of twelve was announced today, and some of these queens are less “~*ALL STARS*~” and more, “Oh shit, I forgot about that one. Didn’t she get kicked off third like four seasons ago?” However, this is not to say RuPaul’s unexpected picks won’t surprise us (or, at the very least, provide us with shady-ass dramatics and/or fodder for memes).
While in his Boy Ru drag, RuPaul took to the internet to finally roast Republicans for all of their anti-drag bills that have been put forth across America. And one of Ru’s solutions against those ridiculous bigoted bills is to vote, bitch!
When A Strange Loop took home the Tony award for Best Musical at last night’s Tony Awards, Jennifer Hudson became the 17th quadruple threat to earn the highly coveted PMTAOEE, better known as the Philip Michael Thomas Award for Overall Excellence in Entertainment, even better known as the EGOT. And she didn’t even have to break a sweat or unhinge her jaw for it! Jennifer won her Tony as a producer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning show and shares the Tony with RuPaul Charles, Don Cheadle, Alan Cumming, Ilana Glazer, Mindy Kaling, and Billy Porter among others. But thanks to her 2021 Daytime Emmy for an animated short called Baba Yaga, she was able to close the loop and put a PeriodT! On her EGO status.
The seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will debut May 20 on Paramount+, and, for the first time in the show’s herstory, it will be an all-winners season! Eight former Drag Race champions will duke it out for a prize of $200,000 (the most ever), the title of “Queen of All Queens,” and probably a “sickening supply” of makeup from Anastasia Beverly Hills. And when RuPaul says “sickening” he means it literally; those cheap-ass cosmetics will give the winner a full-face rash!