I was pumped up for Canada’s Drag Race once it debuted, but I’ve become troubled by what the majority of the judges are calling critiques.
There is a difference between constructive criticism and downright rudeness and insults which are witnessed in the video below.
The judges were was accused of “body-shaming” on last week’s episode after Brooke and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman expressed disappointment in the contestant for not using makeup on her “booty.”
“I think that your mug is painted so gorgeously. However, when I see that booty and the little turnaround, a little full coverage foundation may have helped you out,” said Jeffrey, before Brooke remarked during deliberations: “She definitely should’ve put some makeup on that ass.”
After Twitter erupted over the mean comments, Brooke Lynn addressed the backlash in a video assuring fans that it “was not meant as body-shaming whatsoever.”
Brooke Lynn Hytes needs to work on her tone during her critiques, but at least she knows what she’s talking about.
The biggest offender is Bowyer-Chapman whose comments are more like bitchy Twitter replies than someone who can properly critique these queens.
He’s an actor, who has no background in fashion and while he is a fan of Drag Race, you need knowledge and background to do the job correctly. He needs to do some research and work on his delivery.
Thank goodness we have Stacey McKenzie who is a bright light and brings some realness and fashion expertise to the show.
This is the show’s first season, and it takes time to find your footing, so here is hoping that the judges rewatch the season over and over and learn from their bitchy mistakes.