RuPaul has stressed the importance of voting in light of anti-drag legislation that has made its way through the United States.
On 2 March, Tennessee became the first state to ban drag shows from taking place in public spaces and/or places where minors may be present, with similar bills introduced in at least 14 others including Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky.
In a video posted to Drag Race’s social media channels, RuPaul called the bills “a classic distraction technique”. The Emmy Award-winning host said the right-wing are “distracting us away from the real issues that they were voted into office to focus on: jobs, healthcare, keeping our children safe from harm at their own school. “But, we know bullies are incompetent at solving real issues.
They look for easy targets so they can give the impression of being effective. They think our love, our light, our laughter and our joy are signs of weakness, but they’re wrong.