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Yvie Oddly Calls Out ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Producers: “They F*ck With Real People’s Lives”

Yvie Oddly at 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' in conversation with Ben PlattPhoto by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 winner Yvie Oddly has taken a moment to drag the show’s producers for their alleged demoralizing practices. According to the fan-favorite diva, the reality tv series exploited and capitalized on drag queens’ contributions to the cultural phenomenon.

Yvie Oddly Spills Tea about “Greedy” Drag Race Producers

After catching up on All Stars 8, Oddly noted on Twitter that this season’s queens are “remarkable.” The drag diva then called out the producers of the series, describing them as “the greediest, most-calculating, capitalist culture thieves.”

“They fuck with real people’s lives, career opportunities, and health. They drive themselves home in their luxury cars when their contestants are sleep-deprived, depressed, and DRASTICALLY underpaid for their contributions to the cultural phenomenon,” she wrote.

Oddly also stated how producers managed to ignore the “irreparable damage they cause” while telling themselves that “they’re good people for showcasing queer content.”

“Ask any of the drag kings who’ve never been cast,” she wrote. “Or the trans contestants who were barred from being themselves until a few years ago when they realized how lucrative that representation was in the culture wars.”

In 2018, RuPaul Charles caused online snag after he shared his thoughts about transwomen joining Drag Race. According to him, he probably wouldn’t have allow them to compete if they had already begun transitioning.

She Claims It Took Over A Year Before She Obtained Her Prize Money

During the same night, Oddly revealed that the series took more than a year before paying her for winning. This, Oddly alleged, is because Drag Race “conveniently kept forgetting” that they owed her 100k.

Yet, although Oddly maintains dissatisfaction and displeasure against Drag Race, she cleared up that she is thankful for it. Nonetheless, she wishes for better treatment for the entire drag community.

“That show changed my life LONG before I was ever a part of its fiber, but I’m hopeful for a future where queer people have opportunities to flourish outside of a fake competition to make a few rich old gays richer,” she wrote.

Admitting the she did “milk” the system, Oddly stated that she doesn’t regret doing so. Still, she wants to see a “brighter” future for drag, one that doesn’t cash in on the queens’ catchphrases and trauma.

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