Everyone we know absolutely LOVES RuPaul’s Drag Race, the now iconic and totally GIF-able reality show on Logo TV where drag queens compete to become America’s Next Drag Superstar.
At its heart is RuPaul, the legendary drag queen and performer known for his gorgeous gowns, incredible wigs and this MAJOR hit song.
Basically, Ru is responsible for helping drag culture and LGBTQ+ issues reach a wider audience while helping raise awareness for the differences in the world. Pretty important stuff we think you’ll agree.
However, like all celebrities on social media, RuPaul isn’t immune to the haters. Following the tragic killing of two black men by police officers and the terrible mass shooting of police officers at a peaceful protest in Dallas, Texas, one user took it upon themselves to call out Ru for not mentioning #BlackLivesMatter.
“I’ve seen every type of @RuPaul tweet except anything about BLM,” the user wrote. “Don’t let the blonde wig get too tight.”
Not one to take such a comment lying down, Ru responded with some truth tea (warning the below contains strong language).
Taking to Twitter, the 55-year-old entertainer said, “Bitch, I’m a 55yr old gay black man. I’ve fought c**ts at every turn. #DontTryMe [sic]”
Now, anyone who has watched RuPaul’s Drag Race over the eight years that the show has been on will know that it has been praised on numerous occasions for its diverse and eclectic cast, it’s message of love and acceptance, and it’s ability to entertain, honey.
Spurred on by the hater, Ru went on to discuss the hardships he’s faced as a femme LGBTQ+ person of color.
“Shunned by whites for being black, by blacks for being gay, and by gays for being fem,” he wrote on Twitter. “The real tee? Ego needs to feel superior over others [sic]”
Ru then went on to explain how Drag Race had helped launch the careers of many diverse stars.
“Since it started 8yrs ago,” he wrote, “#DragRace has launched the careers of 100 Black, Latin, Asian & White performers [sic].”
RuPaul is not one to keep quiet on issues he feels passionate about. The star recently joined forces with Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, and more for the charity single, “Hands,” to help the victims of the devastating shootings in Orlando. Similarly, he has continuously spoken out about how straight people and entertainment appropriates from black and LGBTQ+ cultures.
As RuPaul says, if you can’t love yourself how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can we get an amen? Yas hunty.