If you turn on Logo today and see RuPaul in a more-unusual-than-normal getup, don’t adjust your set.
The pixelization and black bar across the drag diva’s eyes are symbolic of the type of censorship many countries around the world use to prohibit positive LGBT images from being portrayed.
In conjunction with National Coming Out Day today and presented by Logo’s GlobalAlly.org, this “Day of Disruption” features a marathon of the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, censored all to shit.
Throughout the day, celebrities from Candis Cayne and Omar Sharif Jr. to Alec Mapa and Bruce Vilanch will appear to highlight the 72 countries where being LGBT is criminalized, as well as the 10 countries where being gay can result in death.
It’s a powerful experiment and one experiencing, starting at 6:00 a.m. this morning. Censorship sucks no matter what the circumstances, so we’re pleased to see them alter one of our favorite shows for maximum impact.
There are queens on Drag Race we’d love to shut up, sure, but definitely not in this way.