RuPaul is a cultural icon. I love him and am mildly obsessed with him and to be honest, I do not trust anyone who isn’t. Continuing his pattern of keeping it real, the fireball host of RuPaul’s Drag Race recently voiced his support for a Hillary Clinton presidency. And, unsurprisingly, he spit some fire while he was at it.
In an interview with Vulture, RuPaul was asked what he thinks about ‘Hillary Clinton and the Democrats,’ and this was his response:
“[Laughs.] I fucking love them. I have always loved them. And let me just say this: If you're a politician — not just in Washington but in business and industry, you have to be a politician — there are a lot of things that you have to do that you're not proud of. There are a lot of compromises you have to make because it means that you can get this other thing over here. And if you think that you can go to fucking Washington and be rainbows and butterflies the whole time, you're living in a fucking fantasy world. So now, having said that, think about what a female has to do with that: All of those compromises, all of that shit, double it by ten. And you get to understand who this woman is and how powerful, persuasive, brilliant, and resilient she is. Any female executive, anybody who has been put to the side — women, blacks, gays — for them to succeed in a white-male-dominated culture is an act of brilliance. Of resilience, of grit, of everything you can imagine. So, what do I think of Hillary? I think she's fucking awesome. Is she in bed with Wall Street? Goddammit, I should hope so! You've got to dance with the devil. So which of the horrible people do you want? That's more of the question. Do you want a pompous braggart who doesn't know anything about diplomacy? Or do you want a badass bitch who knows how to get shit done? That's really the question.”
Slay, Queen. SLAY.
In the same interview, he compared his political ideology to drag, saying, “I'm a realist. Drag says, ‘This is all bullshit.’ Drag says, ‘You're playing a role, and I'm here to remind you: Don't get it twisted. I'm not buying it. I understand what's really real, and what's really hood, and I'm living my life that way.’ I see politics the same way. Everybody's playing a role. And don't try to make me believe that you are what you say you are. I can see behind that mask.”
It’s rad to see influential people like Ru voicing unabashed support for Hill-Dog. Fingers crossed that his argument can sway at least a few more people to rock the vote in November and we can all avoid a Trump-induced political fiasco.
Image via RuPaul's Drag Race
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