In the middle of a nationwide legal attack by conservatives about drag performance and the LGBTQ community, drag icon RuPaul delivered a simple but powerful message Wednesday: “Register to vote so we can remove these stunt queens from office.” »
In a video posted on Instagram, Drag racing The franchise’s creator and showrunner called attempts by right-wing politicians to crack down on drag shows under the guise of protecting children a “classic distraction technique” against “bullies.”
“Hey, look over there!” A classic distraction technique, distracting us from the real issues they were elected to address: jobs, health care, protecting our children in their own schools,” RuPaul said. “But we know that bullies are incapable of solving real problems. They look for easy targets to appear effective.
“They think that our love, our light, our laughter and our joy are signs of weakness. But they are wrong, because that is our strength.”
The Emmy-winning performer, who became internationally famous as a drag performer in the 1990s, called drag queens the “Marines of the queer movement.”
He urged fans not to get “twisted” or “distracted” but instead to register to vote so they can elect new leaders.