RuPaul’s Drag Race fans go wild for guest judge Jenifer Lewis
It’s that time again – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is back for a fourth season, and that means a whole host of new guest judges, too.
The first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 debuted last night, and RuPaul brought on actress and singer Jenifer Lewis as a guest judge.
And fans are going wild for the star, whose turn on the show seems to have won her a few new admirers.
One fan tweeted: “@JeniferLewis is a treasure. #AllStars4.”
Another said: “Petition to have Jenifer Lewis reaction shots in all future film and television please.”
One fan said: “Jenifer Lewis needs to be a judge every week!”
Another tweeted a GIF of the star, and added: “Could Jenifer Lewis be a regular judge of the show?”
Other fans simply expressed their love for Lewis by tweeting her name followed by a series of exclamation marks.
One fan boldly proclaimed that she was now his “new favourite person.”
Another said that they wanted a tribute episode dedicated exclusively to Lewis.
Who is Jenifer Lewis?
Jenifer Lewis is an actress, singer and activist, and began her career in Broadway musicals and later worked as a back up singer for Bette Midler.
She has also starred in films, including Beaches and Sister Act, and also has appeared on TV shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Black-ish.
She also released a memoir last year, called The Mother of Black Hollywood, that details her career and early years.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: controversy about transgender contestants
Meanwhile, RuPaul’s Drag Race won praise from fans last week after the RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular Christmas special aired.
The episode included Sonique, who competed on the second season of the show in 2010, and later came out as a transgender woman.
RuPaul caused a firestorm last March when he said he would “probably not” allow a trans contestant to participate in the show.
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Speaking to the Guardian, RuPaul said that the idea of trans women appearing on the show was “an interesting area.”
He then said that a contestant who had physically transitioned would probably not be allowed to take part.
“You can identify as a woman and say you’re transitioning, but it changes once you start changing your body.
“It takes on a different thing; it changes the whole concept of what we’re doing.”
He added: “We’ve had some girls who’ve had some injections in the face and maybe a little bit in the butt here and there, but they haven’t transitioned.”
However, Michelle Visage, who is also a judge on the show, recently weighed in on the debate in an interview with The Sun.
She said: “Everyone has always been welcome, and trans women have always been a part of the drag spectrum.”