Latest episode of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' gets heavy with Blair St. Clair's revelation of her sexual assault
Blair St. Clair tearfully revealed how her first ever sexual experience was a rape she experienced during her college days.
Since premiering ten seasons ago, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' has garnered rave reviews from critics as well as audiences for giving the much-maligned LGBTQ community an opportunity to showcase their skills and personalities on national television. But as the latest episode of the current season goes to show, it's often punctuated by some naked, raw moments where the contestant's emotions are laid bare for the world to see.
Blair St. Clair revealed one of the darkest moments of her life after she was stirred by judges Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage praising her 'sweetness.' In what must have undoubtedly been a watershed moment for her, she revealed about how she was sexually assaulted while she was in college.
Flanked by Miz Cracker and The Vixen on stage, she said: "I’ve come from some really dark moments in my life, and I want to lighten them up and become more positive. I’m urged to find the daintiness because I feel dirty at times."
"My first sexual experience - I was raped at a college party, and from that, I’ve looked to find pretty things. It’s something I need to get over, but I’ve tried to turn positive the best I can," she tearfully continued, all the while receiving moral support from the other two contestants. Vixen, in her typical rambunctious style, proclaimed how she 'can't wait to find that motherf*****."
In a touching moment, the show's Twitter page shared a post expressing their solidarity with Blair. This latest incident is one in a long line in the show, which has consistently set itself apart from the plethora of other loud, intentionally aggravating reality shows on television by openly addressing issues such as HIV, mental illness, and racial disparity. RuPaul, who plays the role of host and mentor and has received an Emmy for his performances, is sure to be beaming with pride.