'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12: After Jackie Cox gets eliminated, fans claim she was 'robbed' of spot in finale
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 returned on Friday night for an all-new episode and the Top 5 contestants battled it out for a spot in the final four. After Heidi N Closet's elimination last week, the remaining queens were, Gigi Goode, Crystal Methyd, Jackie Cox, Sherry Pie, and Jaida Essence Hall. Everyone except Jackie had won at least one maxi challenge this season, and so she wanted to step up her game to secure herself a spot, but sadly that didn't go as planned.
This week for their maxi challenge, the five queens had to perform a medley from 'RuPaul's Drag Race Live' for their maxi challenge. While all queens brought their best forward, Jackie also tried to do the same. She decided to show her sexier side to impress the judges, but that didn't work in her favor. For her runway look, her outfit resembled the sweet girl-next-door with a little sass.
But in the end, despite her efforts, she found herself in the bottom alongside Crystal. The two had to lip-sync for their life to Jenifer Lopez's 'On the Floor'. Mama Ru made her decision and saved Crystal, thus eliminating Jackie from the competition. Jackie has been a fan favorite since day one, especially after she opened up about how her family is struggling because of Donald Trump's immigration rules. She also rendered some of the best lip syncs we've seen this season.
Right from the start fans have affirmed that Jackie had been robbed from a win this season, and now after she is eliminated, fans blame the producers claiming they now robbed her chances of a spot in the finale.
Taking to Twitter a fan wrote, "Don’t respond to this with 'maybe it’s cause she has no wins'. jackie was repeatedly robbed of wins and treated like shit by production like i said. having her in the finale would be such a powerful statement for middle eastern queer people. #dragrace." Adding to that another fan said, "Okay @JackieCoxNYC was not only ROBBED (she clearly won that last lip sync) and tbh she was overlooked this entire season. Jackie, you are star Also infuriating @sherrypienyc took as spot away that could have been hers #dragrace."
"@RuPaulsDragRace I just had a falshback of season six. @JackieCoxNYC got the #DeLaCremme treatment of being robbed of a ticket to the finale. @CrystalMethyd Congrats. You grew so much to be in there. Jackie you should have been there too. My top 2 queens. #DragRace," a fan shared. While another added, "That was def Jackie cox win she brought it she was robbed #DragRace."
"Why tf is sherry pie safe ??? Jackie was robbed #DragRace," a fan added.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 airs every Friday night only on VH1. Check your local listings for more information.