‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Donates $5k To The Trevor Project Amid Sherry Pie Controversy
RuPaul’s Drag Race has donated $5,000 to The Trevor Project amid the Sherry Pie controversy that has been following the show.
After last night’s all-new episode on VH1, a title card revealed that the network and production company had made the contribution after the now-infamous drag queen’s win during the episode.
The above title card has been shown before every episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race featuring Sherry Pie in Canada so far. (Photo: OUT tv)
“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25,” reads a description on the organization’s website.
As previously reported, Sherry Pie was disqualified from the current season of Drag Race after an investigation by BuzzFeed News revealed allegations of catfishing.
After first refusing to comment on the situation, VH1 later revealed that Sherry would not be attending the finale taping which is set to film this spring.
While the steps being taken by World of Wonder and the network should be applauded, many questions are still left unanswered, including whether Sherry was destined to be the season’s winner prior to the catfishing news breaking.
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays on VH1.