The Vixen Calls Out Racist Double Standards On RuPaul's Drag Race
After a controversial run on Season 10, The Vixen is one of the most talked about queens of the entire series. While she might have ruffled a few feathers, she has absolutely no regrets.
In an interview with Pride she states:
It's one thing to have five black queens on RuPaul's Drag Race, but you actually have to acknowledge the double standard working against them.
We had five black girls, then we had challenges like Trailer Trash and Country Couture. A blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl can put on jeans and a t-shirt and look All-American, but we do it and we look ghetto. We can't get away with the same things.
Black excellence needs to be celebrated on the show. We all know that Ru loves Diana Ross, but we've had two seasons where there were Madonna runways and Cher challenges. Not all of us look like Madonna or Cher.
You can't call it a fair race if the challenges don't acknowledge the double standard. I hope they acknowledge that the playing field isn't level and act accordingly.
I hope that the show becomes more self-aware in that way. And the same for differently gendered queens. I hope that trans queens have more of a platform and have more of a voice and are more welcomed on the show.
I hope Drag Race becomes aware of the issues and actually takes action.