Tayce has spoken out on the ‘lack of diversity’ (Picture: BBC)
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Tayce has admitted she’s ‘taken aback’ by the lack of diversity as the queens of series three were announced.
The highly anticipated third series is set to hit our screens in September, with the cast finally being announced.
However, only one Black contestant, Vanity Milan, has been added to the bill, while River Medway is half Singaporean.
Sharing the love for the new queens, Tayce wrote: ‘Congrats to all the s3 S**GS!
‘I’m so proud to see so many familiar faces and excited to get to know the unfamiliar. With that being said, I’m a little taken aback [by] the lack of diversity that’s been casted, especially as I personally know so many incredible poc [people of colour], trans, and afab [assigned female at birth] performers (sic).
‘Hopefully things will improve and for now I wish nothing but the best for the s3 girls. You deserve all the love today, this is your moment LIVE IT UP hounds and f**k it up always.’
BBC Three unveiled the 12 contestants on the line-up for the third season as the show prepares to arrive in September, with the first-ever cisgender woman, Victoria Scone, set to compete for the crown.
Tayce issued a statement on social media (Picture: Twitter/Its_Tayce)
Many have expressed their disappointment in the casting, with some calling for a new team to take charge if and when series four is announced.
‘This new Drag Race UK cast is looking very…. white,’ wrote one. ‘All the queens look great, but where’s the diversity?’
The TV Mindset added: ‘We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: British TV has a huge problem when it comes to LGBTQ+ intersectionality. This line-up proves that.’
Backlash aside, global drag icon RuPaul will preside over the show as the 12 queens compete over 10 weeks to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar.
Each week, the contestants face challenges that test their Drag Race prowess to the max, hoping that they have impressed Ru enough to avoid being one of the bottom two queens facing a lip sync for their life and elimination from the competition.
The series three announcement comes after two hugely successful series, with The Vivienne winning the first and Lawrence Chaney coming out on top last year.
So, who’s set to cinch the crown this time around? Only time will tell.
Metro.co.uk has contacted BBC Three for comment.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 3 arrives in September on BBC iPlayer.
Credit: Original article published here.