“Purse first, purse first, walk into the room, purse first!” Those iconic, catchy lyrics have garnered RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Winner Bob the Drag Queen with legions of followers, admirers, and fans around the world. One, whom happens to be an Irish nine year old who wants to be him for Halloween this year. Meet CJ, who’s amazing dad will help him achieve this look.
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C.J. has watched Bob The Drag Queen’s “Purse First” music video more times than I can count (his second favorite video to watch is Alaska’s “Your Makeup Is Terrible”). So, naturally, he wanted to emulate Bob’s “Purse First” video look for Halloween.
“Just so you know, we aren’t going to make your skin or face brown like Bob The Drag Queen’s,” I established right up front. Bob is black and C.J. is half Irish with skin the color of fat free milk and red hair. While I’m totally fine with my son going in drag, I’m completely opposed to him going in blackface. To some people, that makes me weird.
“Why would you think I’d do that?” C.J. asked in surprised disgust. Which made me proud of him and disappointed in myself for bringing it up. “I need her dress and purse and hair and makeup and everything.”
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