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Leiomy Maldonado Claps Back At HBO’s Cancelation & Removal of Legendary

Leiomy Maldonado Claps Back At HBO’s Cancelation & Removal of Legendary

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The voguing competition series fell victim to the network’s cost-cutting measures.

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Leiomy Maldonado isn’t holding back about her feelings on Legendary’s fate.

Last week, news broke that the voguing competition series was canceled and would be removed from HBO Max, following in the footsteps of Westworld,FBOY Island, Generation, and Infinity Train, in a cost-cutting measure by the streaming service.

@hbomax I’m gagging at how y’all just wiped Legendary off of your app as if it never existed,” wrote Maldonado on Twitter.

“@hbomax I’m gagging at how y’all just wiped Legendary off of your app as if it never existed.”

The show, which ran for three seasons, focused on rival voguing houses, which competed in themed challenges each week for a chance to win a $100,000 prize. Along with elaborate dance numbers, the show brought contestants’ powerful backstories, highlighting their culture and the lives of these incredible, often inspiring queer and trans contestants.

Maldonado sat on the judging panel along with Jameela Jamil, Law Roach, and Megan Thee Stallion, who was replaced in season two by Keke Palmer.

While Legendary will no longer be on HBO Max, it fortunately has a new home on the third-party system FAST.

GLAAD also spoke out about the cancellation. “Legendary raised the bar for inclusivity on TV programming on so many different levels, especially when it comes to celebrating Black and queer culture,” the organization toldDeadline. “While Legendary is unfortunately just the latest LGBTQ-inclusive programming to get canceled by their network this year, the creative team and Scout Productions prioritized uplifting unheard talent and voices and we’re hopeful that these types of stories are able to be told again.”

Fans have also been vocal about the network’s decision.

“@leiomy @hbomax Like let’s be real, Legendary put HBOMax on the map!! Especially for LGBTQ audiences! This is so sad to see.”

“@leiomy @hbomax Ok this is a CRIME.”

“@leiomy @hbomax It’s absolutely INSANE. I hope you guys move to another streaming service or VH1/MTV or something! We need more!”

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.