Season 2 Drag Race winner Tyra Sanchez appears to threaten upcoming ‘DragCon’ with a Facebook post…
The drama continues…
RuPaul’s Drag Race season two winner Tyra Sanchez is raising concern after posting what is widely being interpreted as a threat of violence.
“Fair warning:” Tyra wrote on Facebook, “DO NOT attend RuPaul’s DragCon on May 12, 2018. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
So far the post has not been deleted or removed, so here it is:
Sanchez was previously banned from the upcoming event event after she posted a video attacking fellow season 2 queen Tatianna and season 4’s Phi Phi O’Hara with threats of violence.
In the video, Sanchez said, “But when you see Ms. Phi Phi and Ms. Mother F*cking Tati’s ass stretched out on the motherf*cking ground, you will know it was me. Yeah, I may not have physically did it, but it will be my doing. Remember that sh*t, bi*ch.”
Tyra’s video, which was originally shared on Instagram, was taken down. But it was quickly reshared by Phi Phi via Twitter. 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.
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