Emmys 2019: Billy Porter and RuPaul feud has fans freaking out after epic side-eye
Fans of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and 'Pose' star Billy Porter spotted Porter giving a split second side-eye as RuPaul accepted the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program.
We all love a petty feud let's be honest, but when the said possible tea is between two of our favorite icons, hearts are broken. Fans of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and 'Pose' star Billy Porter are feeling the same way after they spotted a split second side-eye from Porter as RuPaul accepted the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program.
Looking super proud RuPaul said in his acceptance speech, "We are so proud of this show, and we are so happy for all the gorgeous kids who come on and show how fabulous they are. Thanks to the academy for voting for us," he said moving on to urge fans to vote, "And speaking of voting and love: go and register to vote! Go to vote.gov! Vote! Register!" In the middle of it all, the camera rests on Taraji P. Henson's face who looks incredibly happy and then on Billy Porter, who doesn't look like he shares the same enthusiasm.
Porter, who made a fabulous red carpet entrance as per usual, seemed to roll his eyes a little. Fans think that there's something going on between them and they speculate that it has something to do with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' "appropriating ballroom culture".
"Probably RuPaul's transphobic comments," one fan wrote, reminding us all of a dark time when RuPaul was accused of alienating an entire community because of his beliefs that he wouldn't allow women and transgender women to compete on his show. But it was his response that made matters worse after the initial backlash. In a transphobic tweet, he said, "You can take performance-enhancing drugs and still be an athlete, just not in the Olympics." He did take back his words later, but the damage was done.
Others thought that Porter did not approve of the competition. "The show exploits Black/PoC queens and ball culture but it’s just a sea of white people getting the awards," one fan said while another added, "And the whole format of Drag Race is an appropriation of the Ball Culture."
However, Billy Porter will be coming on as a judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'. What's the tea?