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RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Utica Queen apologises for fat-shaming jokes after bombing in roast challenge

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Utica has spoken out after her jokes during the comedy roast (Picture: VH1/Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Utica has apologised online for her ‘fat-shaming’ jokes during the latest challenge.

The queen, real name Ethan Mundt, went viral on Saturday after being seen bombing in the latest challenge – the Nice Girls Roast.

As part of the challenge, the stand-up set saw Utica and the remaining queens make vicious jokes at the expense of the other competitors, former Miss Congeniality winners Nina West, Valentina and Heidi N Closet, and the judges.

But despite mentors Loni Love and Michelle Visage warning in rehearsals her jokes went too far, Utica ended up bombing in the challenge after comparing Nina to a whale, and making fun of Loni’s comedy career.

Loni then hit back: ‘You’re the one bombing!’

When asking Ru to stand up later on, the head judge instead gave her the finger.

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RuPaul ended up giving Utica the finger during the challenge (Picture: Netflix/VH1)

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The rest of the queens awkwardly looked on as the events unfolded (Picture: VH1)

Following hours of harsh criticism online for her jokes, Utica has now spoken out, apologising for what she said – particularly the fat jokes.

She wrote on both Instagram and Twitter: ‘This EP of RPDR was uncomfortable.

‘I apologize to those who were offended by my crude jokes. I feel saddened that themes of body shaming are still prevalent in today’s TV, and I don’t want to perpetuate any body negativity with tasteless jokes.

‘Nothing was done with cruel intentions. Love each other and your bodies in every shape and size.’

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Loni brushed off the comments but told her she was ‘bombing’ (Picture: VH1/Netflix)

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Utica compared Nina to a whale (Picture: VH1/Netflix)

Utica was backed up by fellow stars including Nina and Loni, who both told her they were fine with her comments.

Nina said: ‘Babe!!! It is a roast, and we were all in on it and fully aware it was a roast. Give yourself a little grace.’

‘You are fabulous Utica… it’s a roast so no offence was taken… I really enjoy watching you this season!!’ said Loni.

‘I’m a sturdy girl… Been that way since 1971…. I came out the womb as an adult !!!’ she later added.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 airs Saturdays on Netflix in the UK.

Credit: Original article published here.

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