RuPaul Called Out For Lack Of Diversity On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, Says ‘Most Of Our Show Is Black, Gay And Drag Queen, So Check, Check, Check’

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RuPaul Questioned About Lack Of Diversity On “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, He Responds: ‘Most Of Our Show Is Black, Gay & Drag Queen’ [VIDEO]

A journalist questioned RuPaul for not having a diverse cast and crew on his series RuPaul’s Drag Race. And he responded.

RuPaul’s hit series won for Reality-Competition Program.

While in the press room, journalist Danielle Young pointed out that the people standing behind him weren’t too diverse, and questioned him about the lack of diversity on his show.

RuPaul responded with,

“Well first of all, most of our show is Black, gay and drag queen. So check, check and check.”

He referenced the people behind him and said,

“We’re pretty diverse. There are lots of different types of people here. Is it important? Absolutely. I grew up, I had to fight…”

He then joked about a reference from The Color Purple’s 

“All my life I had to fight.”

He added,

“It wasn’t easy. You know what I have to do. And some of the things I’m not goin to repeat that I had to do.”

Young later pointed out the issues she had with his response.

She also said he didn’t mention a Black woman on his staff, Jacqueline Wilson, who passed away recently.

Interestingly enough, many fans reacted and agree with Young. 

Do you agree that RuPaul’s Drag Race lacks diversity? Tell us in the comments!

Authored by: Char Patterson