RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are taking to social media to slam the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. They’re entertainers, but the LGBTQ community isn’t one to stay silent in the face of discriminatory legislation. Various queens from across RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s 13-year existence are sounding off for all of the world to hear.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
Friday, June 24 marked a very dark day for many around the United States. Business Insider is one of many outlets reporting the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade. However, that isn’t where it ends. Justice Thomas wrote in a concurring opinion that the Supreme Court should “reconsider” other rulings, including ones on contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriages.
Voices around the world are jumping into the conversation. Many RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are known to jump into political conversations, so it isn’t surprising to see them speak up against the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Additionally, they clapped back on the potential future implications of this ruling.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ queens stand up against the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
RuPaul’s Drag Race queens from across the franchise are clapping back at the death of Roe v. Wade. Season 13’s Kandy Muse wrote: “A country where guns have more freedom than women do with their own bodies. Disgusting.”
Jaremi (previously Phi Phi O’Hara), Mayhem Miller, Monét X Change, Katya, and Tatianna also sounded off. Additionally, several other queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race spoke up regarding the death of Roe v. Wade. They range from utilizing humor to slamming the decision to making more serious statements. Nevertheless, RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are engaging their communities in a discussion that is further bringing the implications of Roe v. Wade into the conversation.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ stars point to other potential future Supreme Court decisions
The RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are primarily focusing on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, but it doesn’t end there. They recognize that this is only the beginning, as other rights are also on the line. As a result, they took to Twitter to explain what this could mean for the country moving forward. For example, season 2 and All Stars 1 and 6 queen Pandora Boxx wrote: “So we are really becoming Gilead now. The Handmaid’s Tale is a work of fiction but we continue to make it a reality.”
Other popular RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are explaining how the death of Roe v. Wade means the end of society as we know it. As a result, some are once again using humor to pull attention to the situation, while others wish to pull attention to the gravity of the situation.