When Emmy nominee, Tituss Burgess, was introduced to RuPaul through a mutual friend at an Emmys event a few years ago, he got down on his knees and bowed for about 40 seconds. Burgess told People at the TV Academy’s Reception on Friday night.
“That’s like the Holy Grail for me, meeting that man. Talk about not giving a fuck, and doing things your own way, but with class and a total disregard for societal norms. Whether it was on purpose or, you know, on a subconscious level, [he] has set into motion a lot of trajectories for a lot of young people, not even just in the LGBTQ community, but everywhere.
He’s just so legendary.“
Can I get an amen to that?! Burgess was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but Basket‘s Louie Anderson won in drag, playing a woman.