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'RuPaul's Drag Race': Brita says Aiden is like her sister, but unconvinced fans feel she's 'still fake AF'

Fans aren't convinced that Brita is the least bit apologetic about her targeting Aiden
Aiden Zhane, Brita Filter (Getty Images)
Aiden Zhane, Brita Filter (Getty Images)

Aiden Zhane and Brita Filter's showdown in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' made up for most of Season 12's drama and it has continued in the reunion special as well. Aiden started the season as its dark horse, but with time she proved she was ready to shed the title. As she continued acing the challenges thrown at her, Brita and some of the other queens started picking on her for petty reasons.

The contestants were unhappy that Aiden had been hogging the limelight and Brita said she needs to be sent packing. And that was where it all began. "I’m working so hard and I’m really giving everything that I have to do this, and I don’t think that Aiden should have been safe," Brita had said in one of the 'Untucked' (section featuring behind-the-scenes interviews and such) segments. This contradicts what Brita's earlier claim, when she said she didn't join the competition to compare herself to others.

In the reunion special, mentor-host RuPaul Andres Charles addressed the feud. And even though Brita seemed genuinely apologetic for having said some things that could have been avoided, fans weren't entirely convinced. Aiden said she understood why Brita would pull something of that sort and added that Brita had walked in with a load of expectations from herself, and when she couldn't live up to the standards she had set, she looked for someone she could blame.

In her defense, Brita said she felt the pressure of the people who were looking up to her, who wanted her to do a good job. "And I wasn't succeeding," she commented on her performance in the season. Brita felt at unease watching the show because she didn't like the person she had become. "I do love Aiden when it comes down to it. I feel it's like sisters, like real sisters," Brita added.

Meanwhile, fans aren't convinced that Brita is the least bit apologetic about her doings on the show. "Brita saying her cattiness at Aiden is being like “sisters” brings up a gripe I have when queens say that—not all sisters fight. I’ve got sisters and a brother, and we don’t fight. #DragRace," a viewer commented, while another shared: "I agree that aiden wasn't a great leader, but im not buying these excuses by brita about being a bitch to her #DragRace." 

"I think this whole Brita saying she loves Aiden is still fake af. #DragRace," a user tweeted. "Lmfao Brita must've got some backlash from picking on Aiden cuz now she loves aiden girl bye #DragRace," another speculated.

"Aiden was Brita’s punching bag! #DragRace," a fan expressed. 

Catch the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 finale on Friday, May 29, on VH1.