Jinkx Monsoon Is Voicing a New Steven Universe Gem, Ignites Heated Debate

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Taylor Henderson

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At San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, lucky fans were the first to witness a special sneak peek of the new season of beloved LGBT-friendly animated series, Steven Universe

(Spoilers ahead!)

In the short clip below, Steven heads back to homeworld to save his friends, we see Lars as we've never seen him before, and we meet a new homeworld gem: Emerald.

Through some detective work, fans determined that the voice of the gem Emerald is in fact, RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon! 

Jinkx has been begging creator Rebecca Sugar to get a part on the show for years, even singing Steven Universe songs at their shows, and it looks like all the hard work paid off! But Jinkx's part has also met criticism from some fans of the series.

Gems are a non-binary alien species who are usually voiced by women. Many people thought the drag queen shouldn't have been given the part.

 

 

The backlash seems to have made its way to Jinkx, who posted a series of tweets addressing their gender identity earlier today. 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the drama, most fans are beyond excited the Drag Race alum has a part on the show. Expect new Steven Universe episodes later this summer!

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