RuPaul has some choice words for the straights if they think he’s here to serve their needs.
Recently, the producer and star of RuPaul’s Drag Race was a guest on the podcast The Dinner Party Download. According to NewNowNext, he was asked about his feelings regarding bachelorette parties at gay bars.
“Check yourself before you wreck yourself,” RuPaul advised.
He continued, “You know, this is an important thing: People who live in the mainstream and the status quo think that everyone else is there to serve them.” RuPaul elaborated that in many instances, straight people have tried to get him to use his drag makeup skills to glamour them up.
“So I’m a brown-skinned gay man,” he said. “You know, I do drag. Early on, I learned that I could do it well and make money. So people automatically ask me about beauty tips. And I get kids who write me and say, ‘I wish you could do my makeup for my prom?’ Or, ‘I wish you could do my makeup for my wedding?’ I’m like, ‘Bitch, I’m not a makeup artist. I’m an entertainer OK?”
He continues, “People don’t know how to place me in their consciousness…they think, ‘Oh, you must be here to make me look good. That’s what gay guys are, right? You’re an accessory for my straight life.’ Just because your limited view is that everyone’s there to serve you and that you’re the only person in the world. It doesn’t work that way.”
It appears “token gay” is not in RuPaul’s job description, so heterosexuals might want to save their makeup questions for someone else.