“What is it going to take? Is it going to take a queen to kill herself?”
December 30, 2019 10:15am
RuPaul’s Drag Race alum, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, exposes the harassment she’s been forced to endure since her time on RPDR. The Los Angeles-based Queen who tied for third/fourth place on season 11 of Drag Race has been subjected to online abuse, including death threats from fans of the show. Some even threatened the lives of her family members.
Silky Ganache wasn’t even safe at Drag Con, as she told Gay Times fans would “look down their nose and roll their eyes” at the star. “The response is like, ‘You knew what you signed up for’. No I did not, I did not sign up for someone to threaten my life.”
The performer who won two maxi-challenges on her time on Drag Race added, “I feel like until the producers put their foot down and offer more assistance that this going to continue to happen. People do not deserve to be treated this way.”
Gay Times asked Silky Ganache what causes fans to be so hateful considering RPDR promotes love and acceptance? She detailed, “I think they behave that way because the network allows it. And I say that because we’re not offered a lot of support when it comes to the show, the only support we have is to not read the comments. In episode eight, which was Snatch Game, I won the main challenge and the mini challenge, and I got so much hate that I went into a depression. I got so many death threats saying that I was robbing Nina of her glory. That is what I received, and I speak out on it, and then the response is like, ‘You knew what you signed up for’. No I did not, I did not sign up for someone to threaten my life, I didn’t sign up for any of that. And I feel like until the producers put their foot down and offer more assistance that this going to continue to happen. Yes we are winning Emmys and we’re doing great things for the LGBTQ community, but at the same time they need to put out a statement saying, ‘This is not acceptable, and if you keep acting in this manner we’re going to cancel the show’, because people do not deserve to be treated this way. What is it going to take? Is it going to take a queen to kill herself?”
Click here to read more of Silky Ganache’s interview with Gay Times.
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