Drag superstars are taking over the world and in the latest edition of New York magazine, our favorite queens grace the cover.
But, when the magazine hit news stands this week, many found its ranking of Drag Race alums quite problematic.
Drag Race alum and winner Bob The Drag Queen tweeted:
Dear New York Magazine. Why?— Bob The Drag Queen (@thatonequeen) June 10, 2019
Phi Phi O’Hara, Pandora Boxx and Willam, among others, followed in sharing their feelings about the list too on Twitter:
All of these people should publicly apologize for being associated with something so tacky and unnecessary. Especially, during Pride Month. Drag queens should have just been celebrated NOT ranked in a shabby, ill-informed way. pic.twitter.com/tG8n3knLtS— Pandora Boxx (@ThePandoraBoxx) June 12, 2019
When they say “here is your cover”, what they mean is “here is our digital marketing ploy to get 37 drag queen we bamboozled to post some arbitrary list we made.” But congrats to 8 gals that did make the cover. That’s two covers for @TempestDujour this month! Atta girl! @NYMag— Willam (@willam) June 10, 2019
Monet X Change, Nina West and Adore Delano, who were asked onto The View this week, shared their feelings in an interview with Meghan McCain:
.@monetxchange, @NinaWest, and @AdoreDelano react to the ‘New York Magazine’ drag queen cover story.— The View (@TheView) June 11, 2019
“The fact that we were on New York Magazine’ is iconic,” @monetxchange says. “But then couple it with ranking queens by numbers… it’s so gross.” https://t.co/d88Waaz3uH pic.twitter.com/mtfdMGfUV7
The rankings weren’t the only issue, fans were not happy with the unflattering photos of their favorite queens, which were shot by photographer Martin Schoeller, and the omission of legendary queens like RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Coco Peru, Peaches Christ and Heklina, among others.
Take a look at the multi-shot spread below, which features Aquaria, Detox, Trixie Mattel, Latrice Royale, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Tammy Brown, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Yvie Oddly.