Thank you for writing this because it is literally the exact same way that I feel about this situation. I think that many of her fans are letting her slide based on her talent and shtick, but that is not enough to cover the fact that she's using such loaded and hateful words that she has no idea about. :bonk
I wouldn't say that Sharon doesn't know what she's saying. She just doesn't give a ****.
I feel like I'm 90% sure that Sharon will get runner-up. There's no way that production/the sponsors didn't do a background check on all of the contestants and I highly doubt the sponsors would allow such a controversial contestant to win and represent them. It could lead to boycotts of their products.
But lets be real though, RuPaul is 100% all about pushing boundaries and raunchy humor. Ru isn't just some prude queen. I was watching Another Gay Sequel last night, and RuPaul's character said some pretty racy stuff. Of course, it was said in humor but I know one joke was about getting rid of all the black people so Spring Break could be more fun, and then the crowd cheered. Stuff like that. We really have to judge the content of the person's character. Sharon is a VERY VERY intelligent queen, so I do believe that Sharon knows exactly what she's saying. Its absurdest humor. It just so happens that not everyone GETS Sharon, and I think she's ok with that. From everything I know about Sharon, she LOVES black people (and asian, latina, etc). I'm not paying much mind to the "controversy".
Ru once appeared in a movie as a drag queen named Rachel Tensions (racial tensions), wearing a confederate flag dress. Someone else have linked in Phi Phi's thread, it's at the 6 minutes mark I believe. Considering what that flag once stood for, I think this kind of politically incorrect humor amuses her greatly. Ru's never been a PC queen and still managed to get deals with Absolut and MAC on her own, so I don't think Sharon's shock tactics rule her out of the grand prize.
It looks like someone tried starting things with Michelle and the ~controversy~.
Looks like Sharon had talked about it with others during the NNN Awards as well. I'm surprised she replied.Hate that word amongst others RT @marylouslutsky: @michellevisage what is your opinion on @SHARON_NEEDLES's use of the n-word recently?
@michellevisage @marylouslutsky i wpould get my facts str8 before involving my family mary....i'm not tweet yer mother with rumors am i?
@michellevisage @marylouslutsky check out my interview on http://feastoffun.com for my opinion on language and transsgressional art mary..
@SHARON_NEEDLES @marylouslutsky darling sharon, you and I discussed this very topic at the awards, I know you, don't worry.
Hey, I have a question.
I was watching Project Runway on Friday and watched the episode where the designers had to design for drag queens.
One of the drag queens was Sharon Needles but not this Sharon Needles.
Does anyone know if these two queens are from the same house or how they share the same name?
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I actually re-watched that episode of PR in November when I watched the 'Meet the queens' with Sharon Needles... They are not the same queens, nor from the same houses...
Hedda Lettuce criticize Sharon Needles in one of her videos for 'stealing' the name of her friend in Project Runway and states that the original Sharon (from PR) have worked for more than 15-16 years using that name.... (btw Hedda Lettuce has an extensive collection of videos criticizing Drag Race, the funny part of it is that she does recaps and everything, such a fan of the show, she's just bitter).
Sharon responded in Facebook about this topic saying that she didn't know anything about that other Sharon Needles and advised any new kid to google their name before starting Drag to avoid this to happen...
I believe to our Sharon.. I think she's been doing this long before that episode of Project Runway aired... I don't think about Sharon as someone who would steal somebody else's drag name...
Funny how people agree she didn't do it without providing any proof.
I'm not saying she did. Maybe it's a coincidence, or maybe she did steal it from PR, or maybe she stole it from someone else. I'm sure there's even more Sharon Needles out there as well. Even if she did, it's not that big of a deal really. What matters is that she has the talent, and she's the best of season 4.
I don't think she's above shadiness. That whole n word incident proves it. Sharon Needles certainly isn't a saint, and that's her appeal. Plus, like Phi Phi, Sharon was one of the ones encouraging Jiggly to lie if it meant getting ahead.
Drag names get repeated all the time, it's not really that big of a deal, imo.
Sharon's face made me lul.
There are a jillion different people out there with Sharon Needles as their name, LOL.
I don't know, aside from the duck lips I think he looks super hot when he has a bit of facial hair!
I wonder if Phi Phi is trying to ride the coattails of Sharon's fame somewhat by 'patching things up' with her post-show. :X
^ Uh, or just doing that so the whole world doesn't hate her.