This week’s Drag Race elimination has some fans calling shade
Drag Race season 12 hurtles towards its inevitable Zoom finale, with Chaka Khan helping RuPaul narrow the queens down from top eight to top seven.
The eighth episode of any season of Drag Race is usually where the endgame comes in to sight.
In previous years we’ve seen Snatch Games, Rusicals and roasts slotted in here – but this year, RuPaul decided to switch things up with a return to the marketing challenge.
After getting into quick drag to sip tea and talk s**t about their Drag Race season 12 sisters, the queens were tasked with creating a bougie branded product for the latest overpriced lifestyle store, Droop.
Dahlia as the broccoli in the ‘droop’ logo for NO reason: pic.twitter.com/j2iwwPH2Qm
— Lillian Heavenlady, ? playwright (@LindsayDBlowhan) April 18, 2020
But not before Jaida Essence Hall delivered the read of Drag Race season 12.
— ?????? (@hytiaras) April 18, 2020
On set, Crystal Methyd decided to tap into Ru’s thirst over her hair, turning engineer to create a Magic Mullet.
— liam (@LiamCrowl) April 18, 2020
Heidi sold us her hydrating lotion, though her look felt familiar to some.
Heidi N’Closet – RuPaul’s Drag Race S12E08 pic.twitter.com/nJQdGeEUAo
— RPDR Memes (@LaGrupaOficial) April 18, 2020
On the main stage, the category was black wedding.
— tshad SPOILERS (@banksvillanelle) April 18, 2020
Despite her impeccable Dior-inspired look, Gigi Goode was deemed Gigi Meh, and declared safe.
— ✨emmy award winning actress Toni Collette✨ (@renezellwegayer) April 18, 2020
Sherry Pie was given screen time and critiques for her lacklustre commercial, but lived to be edited out of another episode.
— Lyric K (@Midnight_Snac) April 18, 2020
Ultimately, it was Heidi’s turn to finally win her first challenge of Drag Race season 12.
— Daniel McCancelled (@don_mc21) April 18, 2020
Widow’s throat-coating spray didn’t leave the judges gagging, and to add insult to injury, she was voted most deserving to go home by each of her sisters.
— ? Ben’e (@Mister_Reckless) April 18, 2020
Jan’s high-energy performance hit a hit a bum note with the judges.
— Austin The Halfrican (@HalfricanTime) April 18, 2020
— C (@_fag101_) April 18, 2020
And after lip-syncing against Widow, it was time to say bye, Jan.
— Aaron. (@Aaron_Is_Mad) April 18, 2020
A decision which divided Drag Race fans.
— rebecca? (@rebeccamarzanii) April 18, 2020
— O.T. (@OCL313) April 18, 2020
Their intensity literally melted the skin off my face. We’ve seen lesser lip-syncs save both bottom-two queens before.
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) April 18, 2020
Thankfully, Drag Race royalty Courtney Act was on hand to settle the matter.
Widow won the lipsync ✅
Jan has been suppressed this whole competition. It’s like she has always in the background and never been allowed to shine.
— Courtney Act (@courtneyact) April 18, 2020
Nonetheless, have a feeling we’ll haven’t seen the last of Simply Jan. All Stars, anyone?
Jan leaving Drag Race to go get ready for All Stars pic.twitter.com/IeTorBT8qH
— reid (@thereidfeed) April 18, 2020
Drag Race season 12 continues on Fridays on VH1 in the US, and Saturdays on Netflix in the UK.