Fans Call ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 12 the ‘Cursed Season,’ as More Gigs Are Canceled Due to Coronavirus

by Jeremy Spirogis
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There could also be 13 new performers added to the Drag Race household, however these queens are already dealing with some challenges. There’s the coronavirus pandemic, one performer’s disqualification, and now, some canceled dwell performances. Still, these queens are making one of the best of the scenario, showcasing their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and expertise on-line. 

The cast of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 12
The forged of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 12 | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Season 12 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ debuted across the similar time because the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Just as Drag Race season 12 premiered, the coronavirus surge reached the United States. That didn’t cease new episodes from debuting on VH1 Friday nights. There, 13 contestants showcased their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and expertise in an try to win the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

Some of the queens even shared their each day routines on the Drag Race Twitter account, selling social distancing. Jackie Cox is organizing her drag, writing new exhibits, catching up with mates on the telephone, and listening to podcasts. Rock M. Sakura is working, texting, drawing, watching anime, and doing squats.

No matter. Some of the Drag Race queens have taken their abilities on-line. Jackie Cox, along with a few of the present’s alumni, are participating in a digital drag festival, which takes place from the top of March by means of April.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 12 contestants'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 12 contestants
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 12 contestants | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

One of the contestants from season 12 is already disqualified

Due to a Buzzfeed News article and a number of folks coming ahead, one of many contestants from season 12 shouldn’t be eligible for the crown. Each week earlier than the episode airs, an announcement comes throughout the display screen, reminding viewers that she is disqualified. However, the season airs just about as deliberate, out of respect for the opposite queens. 

RuPaul and the crew haven’t but filmed the finale for this season, however it’s protected to imagine this particular person, regardless of how far they get within the competitors, is not going to be there. The producers additionally determined to make a $5000 donation to the Trevor Project, a non-profit group that works with LGBTQ youth.

Viewers shared their assist for the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 12 contestants

Since season 12 premiered, some followers shared their love for these superstars on-line. Even former Drag Race contestants even took to social media, sharing their assist for his or her new sisters. 

“One final thought: I’ve said this to the few girls that I do know a bit on the show, but I wanna let all of the 12 girls know how much I commend them for handling everything that has been thrown at them this season so well,” season 5 and All-Stars 2 contestant, Detox, tweeted.

“With the controversy, and now the cancellations due to the pandemic, I could not imagine how disappointing and upsetting this must be. Your grace and optimism has truly been refreshing to see. I hope you’re all taking this in as much as possible and enjoying it as much as you can! Big love to you all,” she continued.

New episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 premiere on VH1 Friday nights. Until then, followers can watch already launched episodes on

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