“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”.
HBO’s award-winning show We’re Here follows former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Eureka O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, and Shangela as they pack up suitcases of glitter, make-up, and love to spread around the nation. Their mission is to turn small towns into One Night Only drag shows before sashaying away to another location to repeat the process. What they’re NOT supposed to be doing, however, is becoming Harvey Weinsteins in wigs wreaking havoc on their co-workers. And unfortunately, this is what’s being alleged by a former crew member who claims he was sexually assaulted by Shangela. But Shangela is lip-syncing for his innocence by refuting these claims as utterly untrue.
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!
Drag queen Shannel, best known for appearances on the first seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and RPDR All Stars, caught shit over a comedic bit where she “steals” tips from the audience. Audience member Megan Gerber has accused the queen of taking $700 out of her purse during a drag brunch performance in Vegas. Megan uploaded footage of the alleged theft to TikTok and so far it has 5 million views. The video shows Shannel rifling through Megan’s purse, fishing out some cash, and returning the purse to her table. Wow! Right in front of cameras and a packed house! To quote Drag Race UK’s Tayce, “The cheek, the nerve, the gall, the audacity, and the gumption” (IF SHANNEL IS GUILTY).
When RuPaul’s Drag Race first aired back in 2009 I don’t think people understood how much of a cultural phenomenon it would become. And one of its fans, ageless ball of energy Shaun T, has decided to do something really cool (or really tacky depending on which miserable bitch you ask) for his husband Scott Blokker. Recently Shaun and Scott, along with their twin sons Silas and Sander, have moved into a brand new home so of course, they want to create an environment they will all enjoy for years to come. And since Scott is a huge Drag Race fan Shaun just elevated himself to Best Husband EVER! status by giving one of their bathrooms a complete Drag Race makeover.