RuPaul's Drag Race's Maddy Morphosis was blindsided by casting backlash

'Definitely not what I anticipated.'

1/27/2022 12:24:00 PM

RuPaul's Drag Race's Maddy Morphosis was blindsided by casting backlash:

'Definitely not what I anticipated.'

star Maddy Morphosis has spoken about the backlash she received after joining the show.The queen is the first heterosexual contestant to be featured on the show, with some fans airing their annoyance the move had happened when female and trans contestants are still fairly rare.

"I've been doing drag for about five years or so," Morphosis said toOut.World of Wonder/VH1"There's always been some reaction from people when they find out I was straight, but it was always just kind of like, 'Oh, you are? Okay cool.'

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RuPaul's Drag Race star Maddy Morphosis has spoken about the backlash she received after joining the show. The queen is the first heterosexual contestant to be featured on the show, with some fans airing their annoyance the move had happened when female and trans contestants are still fairly rare. "I've been doing drag for about five years or so," Morphosis said to Out . World of Wonder/VH1 "There's always been some reaction from people when they find out I was straight, but it was always just kind of like, 'Oh, you are? Okay cool.' "There was never any issue, no one ever said anything, and I've done shows, pageants all over the place." She continued:"Going into the show, I thought it was gonna be, you know, a little blip, a little fun fact. "I had no idea it was gonna be the topic of so much discussion and such a polarising thing for people. Definitely not what I anticipated." Morphosis did get some public support from season 13 finalist Gottmik, the show's first trans-male contestant. "When I first got announced on the show, I was flooded with people who did not think I should be on the show or I shouldn't be doing drag," they said. "Drag is for everyone. It's an art form. It's not about your identity." This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.