RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Victoria Scone didn’t stand for any rude comments about her weight, as she opened up about her past struggles with her body image.
The queens of the series were shocked at Krystal Versace who, when asked who her biggest competition was, singled out Victoria.
When asked to explain her choice, Krystal said it wasn’t because Victoria was her biggest competition, but just ‘the biggest’.
The other queens weren’t impressed, with Veronica Green describing it as a ‘low-brow fat joke’ and Victoria branding it ‘unnecessary’.
Krystal later apologised for the comment, saying she doesn’t want to ‘bring people down.’
‘When I said it, it definitely went over the mark,’ Krystal added.
Victoria explained in a one on one with Krystal how her weight has fluctuated and she used to have an eating disorder, but is now happy with herself.
‘Krystal’s comments were very triggering,’ she said, later adding that she’s now ‘never been happier’.
Krystal also spoke about her insecurity of being skinny. It then turned into a wider chat about body image with some of the other queens.
Elektra Fence opened up about how she was bullied about her freckles at her boys’ school, and Vanity Milan said that she was called the ‘darkest sheep in her family’ as she had the darkest skin.
Vanity added that she feels a lot of pressure being the only Black queen on season three.
Fans praised Victoria for speaking out, with one writing on Twitter: ‘This is a Victoria Scone appreciation tweet’.
‘Victoria Scone is BEAUTIFUL,’ another added, while one more said: ‘This is a Victoria Scone appreciation tweet.’
Victoria is the first afab queen (assigned female at birth) to take part in the show, and it’s not the first time she’s hit back at critics.
‘Some need to understand that as a cis woman doing drag presenting as a woman it is still a f*ck you to society,’ she penned in a statement shared on social media.
‘I am not at an advantage to perform with my body. If I wore a little skimpy dress and called it a day (as many of my AMAB Drag Queen pals do) I’d look like a wrapped lamb joint in the meat isle at Morrison’s.
‘I corset, I pad, I use face tape, I paint like a birthday clown, I am even in the possession of a breast plate but guess what, I’m too god damn fat for it to fit over my delicate advantaged lady shoulders. Don’t even get me started on performing/touring on your period.’
Victoria continued: ‘The very reason I wear such exaggerated makeup is because I was terrified of being ridiculed as a woman starting in drag. I wanted to heighten my appearance as much as humanly possible.
‘IF I didn’t do any of those things, my drag would still be valid. But I am simply debunking that logic with my own drag. Because drag is not just about trying to look like a “woman” because women do not look like one thing. We come in many many beautiful forms.’
Concluding her post, Victoria wrote: ‘Again, I’m not surprised that some have this opinion. It’s clear the only form of drag some have been exposed to is drag race. Why would you think any other way.’ (sic)
Tell ’em, girl.
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