RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Maddy Morphosis Reacts To Fan Backlash Over Being Straight

The Season 14 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race featured a variety of firsts for the Emmy-winning reality show. In addition to being the first season to feature two trans women of color (Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté and Kerri Colby) as contestants, Season 14 was also the first to host a heterosexual male drag queen in the form of Arkansas native Maddy Morphosis. The backlash that came from the casting decision, however, seemed to have blindsided the self-proclaimed camp queen. 

In an interview with Out, Maddy Morphosis reacted to the fan backlash that erupted when her casting was announced (she uses she/her pronouns as Maddy and he/him pronouns out of drag). She said: 

There’s always been some reaction from people when they find out I was straight, but it was always just kind of like, ‘Oh, you are? Okay cool.’ There was never any issue, no one ever said anything, and I’ve done shows, pageants all over the place. Going into the show, I thought it was gonna be, you know, a little blip, a little fun fact.I had no idea it was gonna be the topic of so much discussion and such a polarizing thing for people. Definitely not what I anticipated.

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