The season two winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been banned for threatening physical violence upon other queens.
Since September last year, Tyra has engaged in several feuds with two former Drag Race contestants, Phi Phi O’Hara and Tatianna.
After exchanging several insults over social media, Tyra posted a video in which she threatened the contestants, “But when you see Ms. Phi Phi and Ms. Mother Fucking Tati’s ass stretched out on the motherfucking ground, you will know it was me.
“Yeah, I may not have physically did it, but it will be my doing. Remember that shit, bitch.”
Obviously, this didn’t sit well with both queens.
Phi Phi tweeted: “I feel sorry that when someone disagrees they feel it is okay to threaten people with violence, even tweeting about a former alumni. This has gone far beyond simple shade this has gone to a point where alumni have had their lives threatened and something has to stop them.
“I truly wish this person the best of help, he is obviously fighting something dark; we all had our moments and I hope they find the appropriate outlet for their anger. @RuPaulsDragCon please do the right thing.”
Organisers for DragCon warned Tyra, explaining that she wouldn’t be able to attend the event unless she apologised for her behaviour.
“As it currently stands, we cannot allow you to come to DragCon (in any form). We need to see you make a sincere public apology. This apology has to make it clear that you do not condone violence against another person (including other queens) and that you will in no way encourage others to act violently (or otherwise inappropriately).”
Per your request @rupaulsdragcon @rupaulofficial @wowreport I am very much publicly posting this to all of my social media platforms. #SorryNotSorry
In response, Tyra posted: “Multiple times I stated that violence is not the answer and that queens of my upbringing sometimes express ourselves differently than most. I understand you may not understand this as you have only appropriated our lives, our attitudes and our mannerisms.
“You can continue to push your narrative that I’m some angry black queen, but you and I know that is simply untrue. If you want to remove me from DragCon because of some drag queen drama then by all means remove me.”
Following her ban, Tatianna slated Tyra in a series of now deleted tweets.
“Oh she was banned from dragcon? She didn’t have anyone coming there to see her anyways. She is the least respected or liked winner from any of the fucking seasons and that’s the fucking T.”
RuPaul’s DragCon will take place 11-13 May at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Queens such as Acid Betty, Valentina, Jinkx Monsoon, Manila Luzon, Kennedy Davenport, Bebe Zahara Benet, BenDeLaCreme, Miz Cracker, Shea Coulee and Aquaria will attend alongside Michelle Visage and RuPaul.
Check out the full list of gag-worthy guests here.
Related: Ooh gurl! Here’s our definitive ranking of all 12 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
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