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Drag Race star Carmen Carrera compares RuPaul to ‘Hitler’ in scathing attack over trans queens

Josh Milton January 25, 2020
Model Carmen Carrera has called RuPaul the 'Hitler of the LGBTQ community' over the lack of trans-inclusivity in Drag Race. (D Dipasupil/FilmMagic/Getty)

Model Carmen Carrera has called RuPaul the 'Hitler of the LGBTQ community' over the lack of trans-inclusivity in Drag Race. (D Dipasupil/FilmMagic/Getty)

Drag Race star Carmen Carrera burst into a devastating attack against RuPaul, calling him the “Hitler of the LGBTQ community”, yesterday over the lack of openly trans contestants in the latest season of the show.

As the new roster for the twelfth season started their engines, fellow queen Detox accused RuPaul of “feigning inclusivity” this week.

Opening a dialogue with Detox, the season three queen doubled down on Detox’s stance, adding that: “I told you who was the most evil person in the business was.

“Problem is,” she continued, “y’all didn’t believe.”

‘RuPaul is the Hitler, false prophet, anti-Christ of the LGBTQ community,’ says former Drag Race queen. 

The Drag Race season 12 cast includes the first French queen and the first Iranian-Canadian queen to ever compete on the series.

However, there are no openly trans or non-binary queens, drag kings or AFAB queens, something that fans were quick to pick up on.

Carrera, who came out as trans after her stint on the show, lit into the casting. Comparing RuPaul to “Hitler” and the “anti-Christ” as she joined the chorus of criticism.

“Why are people still shocked that RuPaul’s Drag Race [is] not an ally to the trans community?” she tweeted. “What have I been telling you for years?”

She added: “For someone to consciously block the truth of trans performers and the progression of our movement all because the public at large doesn’t know any better is just a cruel and evil use of power.

“RuPaul is the Hitler, false prophet, anti-Christ of the LGBTQ community.”

“Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that putting a trans person on TV could be a hit given the topics current interest in today’s world,” she continued.

“Unfortunately, there are some people who don’t want to see us step into our power from fear of losing their own or the attention.”

Twitter users conflicted over Carmen Carrera comparing RuPaul to Hitler.

While countless followers agreed with Carrera’s message of diversity and inclusion, some clashed with her apparent comparison of RuPaul to Adolf Hitler. With one user saying the “comparison is maniacal” and another branding it “disgusting”.

However, her comment nevertheless drew praise from the LGBT+ community for tackling the reality show’s casting.

RuPaul’s turbulent relationship with the trans community. 

As criticism of the show continues to grow, each season’s contestants presents a fresh test for RuPaul, who previously said he would “probably not” allow a trans woman to compete.

RuPaul attempted to tamp down frustration and anger over his remarks by clarifying that they were “taken out of context”.

“We share a history. The two worlds [of drag and trans people] intersect, but also maintain their own unique qualities,” he told The Sunday Times in 2019.

RuPaul Charles at RuPaul's DragCon UK at Olympia London on January 18, 2020 in London, England.
RuPaul Charles at RuPaul’s DragCon UK at Olympia London on January 18, 2020 in London, England. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for World Of Wonder Productions)

Of the few trans queens to compete on the show, only Monica Beverly Hills, Peppermint and Gia Gunn (during her All Stars 4 run) have competed openly as trans women.

Sonique, Stacey Layne Matthews, Jiggly Caliente and Kenya Michaels all came out as trans following their times on Drag Race.

There are also a number of queens who have identified as non-binary or gender-queer post Drag Race, including Courtney Act, Aja, Sasha Velour and Jinx Monsoon.

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