Shangela Doesn’t Want You To Hate On Trixie For Winning All Stars 3
Trixie Mattel won RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 3!
Although we’re over the moon for her and her big win, we can’t help but notice all the shade being thrown on Twitter from the Drag Race fandom…
Like, seriously guys, can’t we all just be happy that the queens got as far as they did?
If you haven’t been checking your socials (what have you been doing and what is wrong with you?), the hate is mainly being thrown at Trixie for winning the season three crown, instead of who some fans believed was the well-deserved winner, Shangela.
The hate tweets have accumulated in their hundreds and we can’t believe people are SO mad. Actually, yes we can, this IS the drag race fandom we’re talking about here. We mean, there’s even a Go Fund Me page for ‘Shangela’s Robbery’.
So OBVS Shangela had to speak out about the tragedy, as well as tell fans to cool it a tad on the hate.
Shangela spoke to Entertainment Weekly on the subject, revealing that:
“The people who are just speaking their feelings, if they feel so invested in my journey and they feel disappointed, I identify with that! I really do. But, even in a time of disappointment, I don’t think sending hate or negativity is the way to deal with it. The way I’ve always dealt with disappointment or challenges in my life is to find the bright spot and focus on it. Keep working hard and you will have your day in the sun. That’s how I hope my fans will be. Don’t throw hate at Trixie. She wasn’t even on the jury who cut the four finalists down to the top two.
"But I wouldn’t throw hate to [the eliminated] girls, either. The best way to move forward is to do just that: move forward with love and light. And please, keep sending me these lovely messages. I need them and I appreciate them. I was also disappointed [by not winning], but the only thing you can control in life — even when the rules change — is how you react. And the way that I’m reacting is to stay motivated. Trust me, honey, I will never give up. I’m Daenerys Stormborn!”
She IS right! It was the girls who didn’t make it to the final four that decided who Ru could choose to win, and they narrowed it down to Kennedy and Trixie! After all, why would Shangela want people throwing shade at someone who she WANTED to stay in the competition?! C’mon guys.
But she DOES want her fans to talk about how they’re feeling, she knows they’re passionate about the show:
"I don’t think that our fans are any different or more vicious than any competition that has a legion of fans. Look at sports. I’m in Philadelphia right now. You want to talk about crazy, you talk about these…. I don’t even know much about football…. the Eagles, right? These fans, they burned the city down [after the Super Bowl]. You don’t see Drag Race fans running around burning the city! We love that our fans are invested. Should we feed into the negativity? No. But should we honor their feelings? Yes, I think we should! Baby, when you have grief, you have to feel it. To our fans, I say go ahead, feel your feelings, just don’t stay in them too long. We’re all going forward and we’re all going to win in the end!"
She also talked about the shock of discovering Thorgy was the only girl who voted for her to stay:
"I mean, I was not surprised when I didn’t get voted to move from the four to the two, especially after I knew it was going to be the eliminated girls voting. I know you’d love to see humanity shine through here, but I know people. So I had a feeling this wasn’t going in my direction. I was very disappointed that those became the rules. But, to see that none of the girls gave me any points — except for Thorgy — yes, I was cracked on that point. In life, you can’t control what other people are going to do; you can’t control how they’re going to behave. All you can control is how you’re going to react.
"I’ve been a survivor my entire life, I’ve worked hard to get to where I am. I hope I can represent to my fans that if you never give up in life, you can win! When I came in the door and was able to showcase to the world what I’ve evolved into, I felt like I won…. if you stay true to who you are and are proud of what you’ve done, you win. And I definitely feel like I’m walking home with a win."
But is Shangela mourning her loss? OFC NOT. She’s got BIG things coming up and you need to keep your eye out for her:
"I’m going to be making the most of every moment ahead. I have a new single called “Pay Me” that just dropped on iTunes yesterday. And since RuPaul didn’t pay me, maybe somebody else will! I also have two new movies this year: Hurricane Bianca 2, the sequel that comes out this summer, and I have a role in A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper that will be out this fall. So, I feel like a winner.
"I’m going to keep moving and working in this industry. I’m in the middle of a 70-city tour right now and I have a new comedy tour coming up called Shangela is Shook, which is appropriately titled, right? We gonna keep it moving, honey! Halleloo!"
Preach girl! Halleloo!
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