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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14: Fans in UK devastated over series being dropped from Netflix as they vow ‘not to watch anymore’

Some fans are not happy about the show switching platforms in the UK (Picture: VH1/Netflix)

Several RuPaul’s Drag Race fans in the UK have expressed their huge disappointment over season 14 not airing on Netflix, with some vowing that they won’t watch the new episodes.

The cast for the upcoming season of the American version of the show has been announced, boasting a talented line-up of queens including the first cisgender heterosexual male contestant.

However, amid the excitement over the competition’s return, several Drag Race viewers in the UK have lambasted the decision to move it to another platform.

In January, season 14 will air exclusively in the UK on WOW Presents Plus, a streaming service owned by World of Wonder that features a wide array of Drag Race-related shows.

While some may already have a subscription for the platform, others would need to pay for a new one if they want to watch the show, which costs £53 a year or £5.50 a month after a seven-day free trial.

Some of WOW Presents Plus’ best shows include all seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Trixie Mattell and Katya’s show UNHhhh and Werq The World.

One fan described the move as a ‘big big shame’, describing it as a ‘shortsighted decision which ultimately will mean less viewers if it was on Netflix’.

‘Looks like I’m not watching this then. Why oh why wouldn’t they stream on Netflix?’ someone else tweeted, while another remarked: ‘Oh well, guess I won’t be watching anymore.’

Another person questioned having to ‘pay for a new streaming service to watch another series of drag’, stating: ‘Ru loves financially testing fans.’

‘Well that’s me now officially not going to be watching #DragRace, I refuse to subscribe to yet another service for something I’m fatigued with already,’ someone else stated.

However, there is still a lot of excitement for the new season, with one person tweeting: ‘Just reading up on #DragRace season 14 and apparently there’s a UK queen competing! Now that’s exciting!’

‘I can’t believe it’s season 14 already, it’s nonstop but I love it,’ another said.

Others also praised the incredibly talented line-up, with a fan writing: ‘I love this cast! I’m so excited for #DragRace season 14!’

 

 

 

 

One person pointed out the similarity between season 14 switching platforms in the UK with the controversy that occurred over the latest season of Star Trek: Discovery, when it was pulled from Netflix just a few days before it was due to come out.

The series has moved to Paramount Plus, which isn’t launching in the UK until next year, meaning that fans across the world will not only have to avoid spoilers, but also might have to face paying for another subscription service if they want to watch it.

‘This is a shady move! Not on @NetflixUK anymore and we will have to pay ANOTHER subscription,’ the Drag Race fan said.

‘Didn’t the uproar over #StarTrekDiscovery teach them anything? People will still watch but it will not be by legal means. @RuPaul Mama Ru and @michellevisage what do you say about this?’

Drag Race UK is still set to return to BBC Three with season four.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 is set to premiere on WOW Presents Plus in the UK on January 8 2022, with new episodes released on Saturdays from 4am GMT.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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