This week on RuPaul's Drag Race choreographer Todrick Hall is set to guest judge the four final queens
The show revolves around drag superstar RuPaul, who is in a quest to find the next big talent in the world of drag. The winner is crowned as 'America's next drag superstar'
This week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race is set to be special — the top four queens must write and perform a verse in a performance of RuPaul's hit single, 'American', and guest on RuPaul's podcast with Michelle Visage. Choreographer Todrick Hall along with style superstar Carson Kressley, and the hilarious Ross Mathews are set to guest judge the episode.
The American reality competition television series is produced by World of Wonder for Logo TV and, from the beginning of the ninth season by VH1. The show revolves around drag superstar RuPaul, who is in a quest to find the next big talent in the world of drag. The winner is crowned as "America's next drag superstar."
The drag queen hosts, mentors, and acts as the head judge of the show. Each contestant is given a different challenge each week. The usual panel of judges includes Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews, Carson Kressley, and a host of other guest judges, who critique contestants' progress throughout the competition.
The incredibly successful show is on its 10th season at present and has two spinoff shows based off of this one. They are called 'RuPaul's Drag U' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars'. The show has become the highest rated television program on Logo TV, and airs in Australia, Canada, UK, The Netherlands, and Israel. Tune into the show on VH1 on Thursday, June 14 at 8/7c.
The show recently faced a lot of criticism for its "bi-polar" joke after the aspiring drag queens were asked to participate in the 'Evil Twin' challenge. They were supposed to bring out their darker personas to win the particular challenge. hosting this episode, RuPaul said, "It's time to split… personalities! I wanna see some civil disobedience. So double down – all aboard the bipolar express!"
Twitterati was pretty pissed at the casual use of the mental illness as a joke. One of them wrote, "If you didn’t take issue with @RuPaul using references to bipolar and dissociative identity disorder to introduce the evil twin challenge, then maybe you should reconsider your relationship with mental health stigma!"
One fan, who was suffering from the illness, tweeted: "I'm a big fan of @RuPaulsDragRace. I also have bipolar. It’s not actually super funny. So maybe @RuPaul can toss bipolar jokes, and all other mental disability jokes, into the same dustbin as 'shemail'"
This isn't the first time the drag queen has come under fire for such comments. Earlier she was trashed on twitter for saying that she wouldn't accept a transgender person on the show.