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RuPaul Spills the Tea on How Straight People Steal from Gay Culture

RuPaul Spills the Tea on How Straight People Steal from Gay Culture

RuPaul Spills the Tea on How Straight People Steal from Gay Culture
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Drag icon RuPaul sat down with Vulture recently to dish on Drag Race’s 100th episode and his long, mega-successful career.

In true fashion, Ru got down and dirty when he started to discuss mainstream pop culture’s repeated attempts to steal and pluck from gay culture. (Because you know an interview with RuPaul wouldn’t be complete without a bit of shade...)

When asked what he thought about shows like Lip Sync Battle and Jimmy Fallon, RuPaul had this to say:

"Oh, I don't think of it. It's a poor ripoff of our show. Regular, straight pop culture has liberally lifted things from gay culture as long as I can remember. And that's fine, because guess what? We have so much more where that comes from..."RuPaul1

He then goes on to spill the tea about acceptance in pop culture and politics:

"They talk so much about acceptance now today and it's like, yes, but trust me — I'm old and I know this shit — it's superficial. Because as soon as the lights go out, you'll see how advanced people's thinking is. This so-called "Will & Grace acceptance" era is just people fucking posing. Things haven't changed that much. You see it in politics right now — that's the fucking truth of people. And you know, people will have you think, "Oh, we're fashion. We're gay. That's my gay over there!" It's like, no. We're still a very, very, very primitive culture."RuPual4

To get more of your daily recommended serving of piping hot truth tea from the brilliant mind of RuPaul, head over to Vulture.ruPaul3

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Alexander Kirk

Alexander is a pop culture fanatic, who loves travelling, Taylor Swift and slaying Twitter, tweet by tweet.

Alexander is a pop culture fanatic, who loves travelling, Taylor Swift and slaying Twitter, tweet by tweet.