Where’s the lie?
Season seven fan favorite Miss Fame recently called out casting directors, and brands who request drag and LGBTQ artists to allegedly show inclusivity but weren’t willing to compensate them fairly.
Here’s the backstory: Miss Fame recently received an offer to appear in a new music video from Justin Bieber’s team.
Fame then posted a screenshot of a conversation between what appears to be Bieber’s team and her own about the filming of a new music video for the Biebs in Los Angeles. The email states that Bieber’s team was willing to pay only $500 — which Miss Fame notes would not be enough to even cover the cost of her flight — for her to appear in the new visual. They tout that she would be the only drag queen to appear in the video immediately following a statement about having a back-up queen.
The two Instagram story posts that followed called out the industry more generally for tokenizing queerness and taking advantage of inclusivity as an aesthetic rather than a mission. “To @justinbieber team: If you want to involve LGBTQIA+ Artist in a JB music videos, I suggest respectable compensation/rate for their (mine) time & talent,” she writes on the next story. “I can’t pay my rent off of the ‘honor’ or ‘experience.'”
She then declined the offer, tand went on to say to EVERYBODY: “If you request my services, pay my rate.”
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