Since season 13 of Rupaul’s Drag Race aired, rumors have flown about one particular queen’s problematic behavior behind the scenes.
Now, two of the season’s top finalists have all but confirmed what the fandom has long suspected.Gottmik, who is a trans man, recently spoke out on his No Gorge podcast with Violet Chachki about a cast mate who was directly transphobic to him during filming.In this clip, he states that this queen would call him a transphobic slur to his face:He also states that this queen referred to season winner Symone and her iconic durag look as “ghetto”.The problematic comments were apparently so frequent that Gottmik had to reach out to Drag Race‘s “Queen Care” therapy program during filming for support.Related: Gottmik made history by crashing the “cis-tem” and showing the world that drag isn’t binaryMany fans suspected it to be one specific cast member in the comments.
These suspicions were compounded when fellow season 13 finalist Kandy Muse simply commented, “It’s Elliot,” a.k.a. Elliott with 2 Ts.Signs of tension between Elliott and the other queens have cropped up multiple times since the season aired.
One of the first came in footage of the finalists live-reacting to their season’s finale as they awaited the announcement of a winner.The top four cheered as the eliminated queens were shown in their best finale drag — that is, until Elliott was shown.Their silence was heard loud and clear by viewers:Gotmik, Symone, Kandy Muse and Rosé living for their the finale looks of their Season 13 sisters but quickly going silence when Elliott with 2 Ts was shown.