'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Yvie Oddly Calls Out Producers for Being Greedy 'Culture Thieves,' Reveals She Wasn't Paid Winnings for Over a Year
Yvie Oddly is speaking out about the producers of RuPaul's Drag Race.
The Season 11 winner shared her thoughts on Twitter on Tuesday (May 30), starting out with her thoughts on the current All Stars 8 season.
"Catching up on AS8 and I have two thoughts...1. These queens are remarkable! The drag artists are and have ALWAYS been the lifeblood of what makes this franchise great," she began.
'2. The producers are often the greediest, most-calculating, capitalist culture thieves," she continued.
Keep reading to find out more...
"They f-ck 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," Yvie continued.
"Then they tell themselves they're good people for showcasing queer content and creating opportunities for us while ignoring the irreparable damage they cause, and creating a chokehold monopoly on how drag artists can succeed."
"Ask any of the drag kings who've never been cast. 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," Yvie continued.
"Let me be clear: I am so so SO thankful for Drag Race!
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 went on, adding: "P.S. they took over a year to pay me my winnings because they conveniently kept forgetting they owed me 100k ??"
At the same time, 6 new shows featuring Drag Race stars were just announced.
Read the thread...
2. The producers are often the greediest, most-calculating, capitalist culture thieves. https://t.co/B0LlD8LlgQ
-- Yvie Oddly (blue checkmark) (@OddlyYvie) May 29, 2023