‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Jackie Cox Apologizes to Jaida Essence Hall After ‘Untucked’ Disagreement

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jaida Essence Hall, Jackie Cox

Slowly however certainly, season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming to a detailed. One of this season’s frontrunners, Jaida Essence Hall, discovered herself within the backside two this week. One of her co-stars, Jackie Cox, got here out and apologized on Twitter after a disagreement that they had concerning the order of this week’s problem.

Jaida Essence Hall, Jackie Cox
(L-R) Jaida Essence Hall, Jackie Cox | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Frontrunner Jaida Essence Hall had a nasty week

In the final episode earlier than the reveal of who will probably be within the finale, the ultimate 5 queens participated in a one-woman-show comedy problem. Cox gained the mini-challenge of the week, which was the return of the traditional puppet roast.

Cox was tasked with selecting the order for the comedy present. None of the queens wished to go final, with many asking to go after Cox, who wished to be first, or within the center. After nobody appeared to wish to go final, Hall obliged to go within the closing slot.

The problem didn’t go too effectively for Hall, who has been a frontrunner within the competitors. She’s tied with Gigi Goode with profitable probably the most challenges to date (three) and gained the final two challenges. Sherry Pie went proper earlier than Hall and her routine went on for 17 minutes, which was means over the five-minute restrict.

All of this mixed with the truth that Hall’s one-woman-show wasn’t acquired that effectively, it’s as clear that the frontrunner would discover herself lip-syncing for her life for the primary time.

Viewers assume that Jackie Cox was within the unsuitable

When RuPaul requested Hall did she select to go final, she mentioned she didn’t wish to go final and was put there by Cox. This was an enormous dialogue throughout Untucked as Cox thought she was being thrown underneath the bus and blamed for Hall’s efficiency. And whereas Hall did say she would go final as a result of nobody else wished to, viewers appeared to universally aspect with Hall. Most viewers introduced up whereas Hall agreed to be the ultimate present, she didn’t essentially volunteer for it or was pleased about it.

“I’m sorry but Jackie shouldn’t be mad and Jaida DID NOT VOLUNTEER. jackie bout to be goin home next cuz miss jaida comin for blood,” said one fan.

Lots of people thought that Cox was making an attempt to make a problem out of one thing that didn’t must be made into an enormous deal. “Jackie is literally starting an issue when she’s the one who gave Jaida the last spot in my eyes I think Jackie and Sherry did it on purpose to take Jaida down in the competition just my opinion from observation they’re trying to get a moment off this black queen and it wont work,” another viewer tweeted.

Others additionally imagine Hall was focused, with one particular person saying, “Jackie really gone sit there and lie like that. YOU volunteered Jaida to be last and she was like whatever but no one WANTED to go last. And let’s be real Jackie you volunteered her because she was top last week.”

Someone else accused Cox of gaslighting, tweeting, “I’m sorry jackie Cox but jaida did not sign up for last, and you assigned it to her, not here for this gaslighting.”

Jackie Cox points an apology to Jaida Essence Hall

After the episode aired, Cox took to Twitter to handle the state of affairs and likewise subject an apology to her fellow queen and castmate.

She tweeted, “I clearly misremembered our workroom conversation and @jaidaehall did not volunteer to go last! And ESPECIALLY with what the performer before her did, she REALLY shouldn’t have had to wait that long! Jaida I’m sorry girl.” In one other tweet, she mentioned, “I sound like a total idiot in my interviews because I remembered you saying ‘I’ll go last’ but clearly that was just in my mind. So now I just feel completely stupid. Either way, I’m sorry.”

Hall responded, saying, “Lol it’s drag sis and we deal with soooo much in one day it’s hard to keep up. Still love you.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays on VH1.

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