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Jinkx Monsoon Voiced a New Steven Universe Gem, Ignites Heated Debate

Jinkx Monsoon Voiced a New 'Steven Universe' Gem & Fans Are Obsessed

Jinkx Monsoon Voiced a New 'Steven Universe' Gem & Fans Are Obsessed

Hello Emerald!

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Jinkx Monsoon made a guest appearance on the new season of beloved LGBT-friendly animated series, Steven Universe!

At San Diego Comic-Con last summer, lucky fans were the first to witness a special sneak peek of the episode, where Monsoon's guest appearance was revealed. 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! 

(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.

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the drama, fans are beyond excited the Drag Race alum has a part on the show, especially Jinkx!

 

 

Catch new episodes of Steven Universe on Cartoon Network!

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!