Vogue mixed up Bob the Drag Queen and Shea Couleé and it was really awkward
Vogue magazine mixed up two famous drag queens and it made everybody cringe.
The Instagram for the magazine shared a picture of Season 9 queen Shea Couleé at NYC’s Drag Con.
However, the accompanying caption showed that the social team for Vogue clearly aren’t fans of Drag Race.
The caption quoted Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen.
The caption reads: “Drag queens have been on the forefront of every single social movement for queer people.”
The caption then goes on to quote Bob recounting a time he got on the train in full drag and everyone stared at him.
“I realised that meant that I had their attention. Having people’s attention is having power,” it added.
Readers and fans of Drag Race were quick to call out the mistake.
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One person wrote: “How painful is it that you originally mistook Shea for Bob? Did someone get fired?”
“You can’t just have a picture of @sheacoulee and quote @bobthedragqueen …. *rolls eyes*,” another added.
A third said: “Love the photo but this is Shea Couleé, not Bob the Drag Queen. You got the wrong Black Queen… seems pretty careless. Probably want to fix that ASAP…. ”
The caption has since been updated to quote RuPaul and correctly identify Shea.
It reads: “Now more than ever, “with what is happening politically, what is happening socially, we are ambassadors for these young, gorgeous kids . . . the promise of America’s future,” @rupaulofficial said the morning of @rupaulsdragcon. “We are hope.” Tap the link in our bio for more from the weekend. @sheacoulee photographed by @charlieengman.”