I live in the gayest city in the country and I don’t like drag shows. I feel like watching a drag show is like having someone quote Napoleon Dynamite to you. It’s so far from funny you don’t even bother to respond. Like, I get it, you’re a man dressed up like a woman. That’s cool if that’s what you’re into but its not entertainment.
The thing is, drag queens are making fun of women. How else would you describe exaggerating the characteristics of someone for a cheap laugh? At the end of the day it’s a bunch of men sitting around making fun of women. Would you let a bunch [group of people belonging to dominate race/sexual orientation] make fun of [minority group] for the lolz?
You know what else? Women are not divas! Drag queens dress up like women, but its only the worst, hypersexualized, superficial, catty and vapid characteristics that are shown. How is this even okay?
Worse, is that I feel like its men trying to be better at being women than women are. If you’ve ever watched America’s Next Top Model you know the girls are taught their runway walk by a man. Watching this as a kid, I just felt so dumb that even something that is exclusively female (a supermodel’s runway walk) could be best taught by a man.
Whether drag queens as individuals hate women or not is irrelevant. The damage is done whether it’s intentional or not.
Quit jocking bros.