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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Sasha Colby Opens Up About Trans Challenges on ‘The Daily Show’

Sasha Colby at the RuPaul's Drag Race finaleGetty Images for MTV

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In an interview, renowned drag queen Sasha Colby opened up about the challenges faced by the trans community. Colby, who emerged as the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15, highlighted the need to normalize the presence of trans individuals in society. Shedding light on the fact that people interact with trans individuals regularly without even realizing it.

Sasha Colby Emphasized the Importance of Trans People

Colby emphasized that trans people are everywhere and here to stay. They urge society to move beyond the narrow narratives that only highlight violence and discrimination against them. By embracing and celebrating the diverse experiences and identities within the trans community, we can foster inclusivity and understanding.

During the conversation on The Daily Show, comedian Dulce Sloan joined Colby, sharing her own perspective as a woman of color in the entertainment industry. Sloan humorously debunked stereotypes about body image, highlighting that happiness and satisfaction are not exclusive to a particular body type.

The discussion took a serious turn as they addressed the politicization of drag and the alarming rise of anti-drag bills. Colby expressed concerns about working in states like Tennessee, where such legislation creates unnecessary barriers and threatens the freedom of expression.

The conversation touched upon the objectification of trans women. Colby and Sloan highlight the jealousy and discomfort experienced by individuals who question their attractions. They pointed out the need to challenge societal norms and prejudices. They also question why one’s personal preferences should be subject to scrutiny and judgment.


The Drag Queen Roasts Scandal-Hit Congressman George Santos

During the same interview, Colby showcased her legendary reading skills by delivering an epic roast to scandal-hit Republican congressman George Santos. Colby humorously referred to Santos as a “bitter booger” who looked less than glamorous in drag. Suggesting that his lack of a drag mother may have been the reason.

Colby’s sharp wit and impeccable delivery highlight the ongoing targeting of queer individuals and drag performers by the Republican party. By challenging stereotypes and celebrating diverse identities, drag performers like Colby inspire us to create a society that is more inclusive and accepting.

Colby’s hilarious read of George Santos exemplifies her status as a living legend in the drag world. Her ability to deliver witty critiques while addressing broader issues of discrimination reminds us of the power of drag to challenge societal norms and promote acceptance for all.

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