A message from Shannel’s mother (from a bulletin posted on Shannel’s official MySpace page):
Hello everyone, I’m Debbie Shannel’s mom (Bryan). I’m the first picture on his MySpace page. Well as all of you know by now Bryan is no longer on the show. He felt it was time to make the choice to leave. Right from the beginning RuPaul was negative towards Bryan, making caddy remarks during each episode, which be he was not doing to the rest of the cast. He did the best he could, but it never seem to be good enough. They kept saying they were not seeing the real “Shannel”but they where. They took his confidence as arogance. He told me there was a lot of editing, and at times it made him look very bad, it did not show how he was helping the others on the show. My son is a very nice person, and he has created the the Shannel persona with perfection in my opinion. I love my son very much, he’s my only child, and I have always supported him 100 percent! I never miss his show, I’m always there front row center! I respect his choice to say enough is enough, the bottom line he just could not please them. I do want to thank all of you who have supported him, he has had almost 11,000 hits on MySpace since the show began, you all have said such wonderful things to him!!! So as his mom I want to thank you all sooooooooo much, and I hope someday you will get to see him perform live! Thanks again, Debbie.