Brooke Lynn Hytes Apologizes for Controversial ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ Critique

by Jeremy Spirogis
Brooke Lynn Hytes

One of the judges of the brand new RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff, Canada’s Drag Race hopped on social media to offer an apology after backlash following latest episodes. Fans perceived feedback made by Brooke Lynn Hytes and Jeffery Bowyer-Chapman to doubtlessly be within the vein of body-shaming. Now, Hytes has taken to Twitter to clear the air and handle the feedback which have been going round.

Brooke Lynn Hytes
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‘Canada’s Drag Race’ is the latest present within the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ franchise

Though it simply premiered weeks in the past, Canada’s Drag Race is rapidly turning into well-liked with not solely viewers in Canada, however worldwide. The judging panel is comprised of RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna Hytes (the present’s first Canadian queen), actor and mannequin Bowyer-Chapman, and mannequin/runway coach Stacey McKenzie. Each week there’s a rotating visitor host who can be a visitor choose for the panel.

The queens for this inaugural season at Anastarzia Anaquway, BOA, Ilona Verley, Jimbo, Juice Boxx, Kiara, Kyne, Lemon, Priyanka, Rita Baga, Scarlett BoBo and Tynomi Banks.

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Judges Brooke Lynn Hytes and Jeffery Bowyer Chapman made a controversial critique

In a latest episode of the present, Hytes and Chapman have been criticized for a comment made to contestant BOA through the judges’ critiques. The two have been accused of body-shaming one of many queens, Illona Verley.

Chapman mentioned, “I think that your mug is painted so gorgeously. However, when I see that booty and the little turnaround, a little full coverage foundation may have helped you out.” After this, Hytes mentioned, “She definitely should’ve put some makeup on that a**.”

Here’s what Hytes says in regards to the backlash

In a video she posted on social media, Hytes addressed the backlash they’ve obtained and mentioned that the remark was not meant to be perceived as body-shaming. Hytes mentioned that as a substitute, the remark was directed towards shaving. “It was just, from where we were sitting on the judge’s panel, we could see red bumps and stuff that come from shaving, that we all get,” they mentioned.

“I know I get them constantly on my chest, on my face, on my legs and that’s why whenever I feature a part of my skin that’s bare on stage or the runway, I always make sure it’s covered up by foundation so it looks extra extra flawless,” Hytes continued. “Especially when you’re featuring your bum so prominently in an outfit in the way Ilona was, that’s where that critique was coming from.”

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Hytes says that it was all a misunderstanding about what they mentioned, explaining, “We have no problem with the size or shape of Ilona’s bum, she has a beautiful, beautiful body and it was not meant in that way at all. You also can’t cover up cellulite with foundation, so yeah. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding and I understand that you probably couldn’t see that on your TV, but that’s where our critique was coming from.”

Canada’s Drag Race airs Thursdays on Crave in Canada. In the United States, it additionally airs on Thursdays through the WOW Presents Plus streaming service. For cable subscribers, new episodes drop Mondays on Logo.

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