This. This is what pisses me off. To no fucking end. The majority of drag race fans would 100% agree with this because they are blind, they blind themselves in this thought of a perfect drag queen that is ALWAYS weird, misunderstood, and honestly… white. They preach that people should broaden their idea of what drag is in defense of the queens but then complain about feminine or “fishy” drag because it isnt one thing.. weird, misunderstood, and funny, or the “perfect drag queen” in other words. Then, this is what really gets me, they are basically hypocrites because they complain that people dont like the “perfect drag queen” type because they only like fishy queens when in reality the majority prefer the “perfect drag queen” and completely look down on the fishy queens because they arent, well you know, “perfect”. They are the ones that need to broaden their spectrum and realize that the weird type of drag isnt the only type of drag that is valid, in all honestly all types of drag are valid. There will always be feminine queens just like there will always be “the perfect drag queen” and even if you dont prefer that style just acknowledge that it is a valid form of drag and dont discredit them because they arent your definition of talented because every queen on the show ever is talented. Another thing that was bothering me about this little excerpt was the comment “The judges need to recognize that broad spectrum and welcome it back.” ummm… if Im not wrong hasnt underdog “misunderstood” fan favorite queen won the past 2 seasons? Didnt Nina make 1st runner up on season 1? The judges have recognized the “different” ray of the drag spectrum since day 1, But you know what the judges have also done which yall cant seem to do? recognize all the other spectrums. Every queen that has won has honestly been on a different spectrum of drag because the judges have respected and embraced every style of drag. I just think people need to stop being so closed minded about drag and im trying to stress with everybone in my body DIVERSITY. Just because a queen isnt funny doesnt mean her drag is bad, just because a queen is pretty doesnt mean her drag is bad, and on the other hand just because a queen is weird, misunderstood, quirky, and a fan favorite DOESNT mean her drag is bad. Im sorry im just really pissed and needed to get this out.
Disclaimer: this is NOT intended as an attack on Milk, Jinkx, Sharon, or Nina because I do actually like Milk Jinkx and Nina and I respect that Sharon is a queen that is talented and people like, this was more, if anything, and attack on the close mindedness of the drag race fandom.
What the queens see before they stomp the runway, kittens… Are you ready for tonight?
Love this look!