‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Lady Bunny Thinks Ellen DeGeneres Should Just Say, ‘Sometimes I’m a B*tch’

Legendary drag queen, Lady Bunny, who also appeared as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race said she’d love to see comedian Ellen DeGeneres take a stand against the backlash she received earlier this year.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres |Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

A YouTuber accused DeGeneres of being cold and distant. Plus her production crew alleged that DeGeneres did not communicate with them about payment during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) shutdown. Bunny wants to see DeGeneres be more outspoken about the negative press, much like the way she came out as a lesbian.

“People are so ready to pile on now, to be honest with you, I’m not a huge Ellen fan,” Bunny shared on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.

“I don’t have anything against her,” Bunny continued. “I mean she obviously has a huge following and does what she does. Well, it’s not my cup of tea, but you know, the show’s been on there for 10 years.”

Lady Bunny would love to see Ellen DeGeneres own it

“But I kind of wish she could have said, well, you called me brave when I came out as a lesbian,” Bunny said about DeGeneres’ coming out. “And everybody nowadays wants to talk about, Ooh, strong women. Well, guess what? I am a lesbian.”

“And you know what? Sometimes I’m a b*tch and you may have bought this,” she added. “So now I’m coming out of the closet as a b*tch, or as someone who doesn’t police my staff in the way that you think that I should. Because it’s like, when you’re a star of Ellen’s stature, I think you probably just go in and do your job and you’ve been doing it for a long time.” 

Lady Bunny (John Ingle) performs with dancers at the Voss Events Halloween Drive N' Drag show
Lady Bunny (John Ingle) performs with dancers at the Voss Events Halloween Drive N’ Drag show |Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images

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Bunny acknowledged that DeGeneres has a staff who ties up the loose and messy ends. “And then you just get the f**k out of there and everyone else, you know, cleans up after you or does whatever else is there [to do],” she said. “They’re acting like this was like a culture and that she had cultivated evil people.”

Lady Bunny understands Ellen DeGeneres got backlash because she was ‘Miss Nice’

Bunny said because DeGeneres created this image of someone so nice and friendly, she backed herself into a corner. “So I know that Ellen has made a name for herself by being Miss Nice,” Bunny said. “You know, and this is where it becomes an issue when people find out that you aren’t nice.” Bunny added she has no idea if DeGeneres is nice or not, but that’s the rumor in Hollywood.

“And that is what is often the case with some of our funniest comics. Jerry Lewis, being a famous example. You know, goofy and daffy and funny as hell, but not a nice guy, like notoriously evil, right,” Bunny pointed out.”

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“And, you know, I never bought Rosie O’Donnell as a chirpy, you know, fat chick with a crush on Tom Cruise,” she added. “I never bought that. I never bought that whole act. And then, so when it turned out to not be true, you know, she actually did say some mean things that prove that she wasn’t a chirpy Broadway, loving chick.”