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Tyra Sanchez Banned From RuPaul’s DragCon

The winner of season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been banned from DragCon for threatening physical violence upon other queens…

Tyra Sanchez, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season two, has been banned from the upcoming DragCon convention after she posted a video attacking fellow season two queen Tatianna and season four queen Phi Phi O’Hara with threats of violence.

Here’s the T. Tyra has been feuding with both Tatianna and Phi Phi since last September, but things have escalated through the last few weeks. After exchanging jabs over social media, Tyra posted a video in which she threatened the queens. “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.”

Tyra’s video, which was originally shared on Instagram, was taken down. But it was quickly reshared by Phi Phi via Twitter:

It ends now, THIS isn’t a person who should represent a brand like @RuPaulsDragRace

This isn’t how any decent human acts. This is someone unstable & needs help. @RuPaulsDragCon she shouldnt be allowed to attend

There should be no booth for anyone who threatens hate/ violence! pic.twitter.com/52N5Wd06FL

— Jaremi Carey (@PhiPhiOhara) March 25, 2018

Tyra responded by posting an email she received from World of Wonder, the production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race and DragCon.

“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).”

The email Tyra posted also references another video that she recorded: “We received your video, but unfortunately the apology is not clear.”

In an emailed reply that Tyra shared in the same post, she wrote back to World of Wonder:

“I will not be apologizing again for something that happened last month. I apologized then for my anger, my temper, my behavior and my choice of words. Multiple times I have stated that violence is not the answer and that queens of my upbringing sometimes express ourselves different than most,” Sanchez wrote. “I understand you may not understand this as you have only appropriated our lives, our attitudes and our mannerisms.”

Tyra continued: “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.

“Everyone wants to tiptoe around the bulls*t but I refuse. She was nasty back in 2009 and she still nasty now that’s why she can’t get a f*cking gig… Anytime she crawls out of her hole it’s to get attention in the worst way.”

“Oh she was banned from dragon? She didn’t have anyone coming there to see her anyways. She is the least respected or liked winner from any of the f*cking seasons and that’s The f*cking T”

RuPaul’s DragCon will take place from May 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre…apparently without Tyra Sanchez.


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Comments

12 Comments

    Charles / 13 July 2021

    Tyra should NOT have won Season 2. I have never seen such a nasty hateful person on Drag Race since. I was shocked this queen won the season. Seriously people, the color of her skin doesn’t matter. Its the color of her dark soul thats the problem. I still believe something wasn’t right with Season 2. Tyra better than… say JuJu? Please!

    Da Tea / 30 August 2019

    Queens, Queens, Queens, Queens.. You want to dress like women then you should act like women!!! lol

    Kelly / 18 April 2019

    I think her instability was obvious in her season. I just watched season 2 again, and to be honest Tyre was a bit off kilter with the whole Beyonce thing. It was overboard. I think that some hard things probably happened during her upbringing and trays why she lashes out that way. I am not condoning the violence in her reaction, just maybe delving into the backstory.

    Havana / 21 February 2019

    Tyra is out of control she needs a doctor she should be in jail and have her son taken of her so now raven is the new queen and I am very happy

    Elizabeth / 21 February 2019

    Tyra is out of control she needs a doctor she should be in jail and have her son taken of her so now raven is the new queen and I am very happy

      Roche Campbell / 10 July 2019

      Girl bye!! Raven is racist! She ain’t nobody queen! And Tyra deserved to win over Raven! I guess you forgot how much trash Tati and Phi Phi talk! But Phi Phi just jealous cause she will never be a winner! Just a slimy snitch! I can’t stand Tati either!! Just a hater and will never be a winner! Tyra May be rude but I still support her!

    Stophating / 28 December 2018

    Transgender
    Tyra is right. Juju and Raven was very jealous of her and I NEVER liked Raven she is cut throat! Now that Tyra brought it to the forefront, everybody wants to blame her for allowing those two to treat her so negative. Ru saw all that transpiring. Ru should have been shut Raven and Juju down. Raven is a bully and she is racists. Juju is a follower. Tyra stated to herself and they couldn’t handle her creativity!
    I’ve been watching this show since day one and the ones who should have never won did I win like Raja she wasn’t the best.

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