RuPaul is on cloud nine. After announcing his marriage to long-time partner George on Hollywood Live Today, and the upcoming new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 premiering on Friday, March 24th at 8/7C on VH1, he spoke with Marie Claire about how drag is the ultimate weapon to take down Trump. RuPaul for President 2020? YES PLEASE!
Check it out:
If more people understood drag, Trump would never have been elected.
“Drag really exists to remind humans that life is not to be taken too seriously. The façades that we all put up are meant to be poked at. Drag is there to say,’Yeah, I’m a man, and I’m laying the cards out on the table. I’m there to show you that this whole world is an illusion, so if you’re smart, you’ll look beyond the illusion.’ That’s the creed of drag right there. Look beyond the illusion. That’s why it’s more important now, because people seem to have amnesia and forgotten what a f*cking used car salesman looks like.”
Drag queens break down the ego that Trump has become famous for.
“We live in an egocentric culture, and Trump is the poster boy of that egocentric culture. Drag is the antithesis of ego, because it says, ‘I’m a shape shifter. I make no bones about it. What I’m presenting is completely, 100 percent fabricated.’ The ego on the other hand says, ‘No, I am what I say I am, and I’m 100 percent authentic.’ That’s the first clue that you need to look for when you’re dealing with a used car salesman.”
Drag is the future because it’s all about balance.
“I’m masculine, I’m feminine. Everybody is. It’s all about a balance. This world is about a balance. Night and day. Imagine someone who doesn’t acknowledge the nighttime. That doesn’t really make any sense. That’s why it’s so important for everyone to evolve. I think the people who voted for Trump are the people who are not willing to move forward into this evolutionary period of our lives on this planet. They want to go back to the way it was. We don’t go back. We are in the now and we are obviously moving forward. But we don’t go back.”
Read the full interview here.