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.
We’ve put together a crash course timeline to navigate the highs, and lows of the career of the drag queen formerly known as Tyra Sanchez. You can read it right here!