RuPaul Condemns GOP 'Stunt Queens' Imposing Drag Bans: 'Bullies Are Incompetent at Solving Real Issues'
The drag icon's remarks come after Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into law a bill restricting "adult cabaret performances" — which it defines to include "male or female impersonators"
RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, is speaking out one week after Tennessee's governor signed a controversial anti-drag bill into law.
In a video released on Wednesday, the creator and longtime host of RuPaul's Drag Race called far-right calls for drag bans a "classic distraction technique," positing that they are meant to remove the focus from "real issues that they were voted into office to focus on."
"They look for easy targets so they can give the impression of being effective," he said. "They think our love, our light, our laughter and our joy are signs of weakness. But they're wrong, because that is our strength."
He ended the video with a call for followers to register to vote and "get these stunt queens out of office," adding that "a social media post has never been as powerful as a registered vote."