In the immortal words of Jaida Essence Hall: "Look over there!"
That's exactly what Tennessee lawmakers and other right-wing politicians around the country are doing. They are distracting voters, and RuPaul is calling them out.
After an anti-drag bill passed in Tennessee earlier this week, RuPaul took to social media in a video slamming the "stunt queen" politicians distracting voters from real issues like healthcare and gun reform.
“Hey, look over there! A classic distraction technique, distracting us away from the real issues that they were voted into office to focus on: jobs, healthcare, keeping our children safe from harm at their own school. But we know that bullies are incompetent at solving real issues.” said the Drag Race host. “They look for easy targets so they can give the impression of being effective. They think our love, our light, our laughter, and our joy are signs of weakness. But they’re wrong because that is our strength.”
“Drag queens are the Marines of the queer movement. Don’t get it twisted and don’t be distracted. Register to vote so we can get these stunt queens out of office and put some smart people with real solutions into government. And by the way, a social media post has never been as powerful as a registered vote.”
To combat the harmful legislation Drag Race, MTV, and World of Wonder have donated money to the ACLU's "Drag Defense Fund," and urged others to do the same.
The Supermodel of the World isn't the only queer celeb and ally speaking out against the latest wave of anti-LGBTQ bills. The B-52's, Maren Morris, Kim Petras, Elliot Page, Hacks star Johnny Sibilly, and multiple Drag Race queens have also posted on social media. Scroll through below to see their responses.