RuPaul Doesn’t See How That’s Any of Your Business

March 01, 2024

“The headline is: Humans have been horrible since the beginning of time,” RuPaul told me. In the past year, lawmakers in at least fifteen states have attempted to ban drag shows, part of a wider queer panic. Drag performances, particularly for child audiences, have recently been cancelled in at least seven countries where “Drag Race” airs. “I went Disney when I went mainstream,” RuPaul told me. RuPaul told me, “They were embroiled in their own two battling nations, and I’m in the middle.