Michelle Visage expertly shuts down big complaint about RuPaul’s Drag Race


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RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage has weighed in on fans’ complaints of “Drag Race fatigue” due to too many versions of the hit show.

Visage told Digital Spy she disagrees and has called those complaints a “bit short-sighted.”

“We fought so long and hard to get queer programming on TV,” she said.

Drag Race has kind of blazed that trail in many ways. Not the only ways. I’m not taking all the credit, don’t get me wrong.

“But I don’t think there could ever be enough. I think we always have to love and support our queer artists.”

She told the outlet that as well as Drag Race, there were several other TV shows giving drag talent and other queer performers a platform.

Michelle Visage appeared as a judge on drag singing competition Queen of the Universe, which recently crowned its winner.

“The point is, we’re getting these shows on TV. I don’t think we should ever, for a second, complain,” she said.

“It’s 2022. It’s taken so long to get shows like this on telly.”

Visage argued that the complaints were “a bit short-sighted” and believes people should be “celebratory” and “grateful” to have so many LGBTQ+ focused shows to choose from.

“It won’t be here forever. Nothing’s here forever,” she said.

“So we have to enjoy being celebrated right now, and we should continue.

“You’ve got to sit down and binge it. The point is, nobody has all the time to sit down and watch every single TV show that they want to watch. You make time for it!”

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 streaming on Stan

Over the weekend, the OG RuPaul’s Drag Race returned for its 14th season, streaming in Australia on Stan.

The new season includes two transgender queens in the line-up, as well as the franchise’s first-ever cisgender heterosexual male contestant.

There’s now local versions of Drag Race in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Thailand, Holland, Spain and Italy.

Spinoffs from France, the Philippines and a UK-based international All-Stars are also in the works.

Last September, Stan officially confirmed RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will return with a second season, again hosted by Ru.

A few months ago RuPaul hinted that he would again film the spinoff in New Zealand.

The second season will stream in Australia on Stan later this year.

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