RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12: Why was Sherry Pie's runway look edited? Shocked fans say it's unfair to designer
Sherry Pie's runway look was edited out this episode, something that had not been done earlier and fans were taken aback
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 faced a massive controversy even before the series could premiere.
Prior to the season premiere, there were a number of catfishing allegations that surfaced on the internet against Sherry Pie. The allegations affirming that Sherry (whose real name is Joey Gugliemelli) had been posing as a casting director for many years and tricking budding actors into filming themselves doing demeaning and sexual acts and sending it to him over mail.
After those allegations surfaced the internet, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' put out a statement saying: "In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie's statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'. Out of respect for the hard work of the other queens, VH1 will air the season as planned. Sherry will not appear in the grand finale scheduled to be filmed later this spring – spokesperson for VH1 and World of Wonder."
Apart from that, the series also has been editing out Sherry Pie from most of the episodes. When Sherry Pie was introduced in Episode 2, she had a number of confessionals. But later in Episode 3 to 5, she didn't appear even on the confessional, and the series tried its best to edit her out of the rest too. Last week, when she won the maxi challenge, the series donated her $5000 prize money to The Trevor Project.
But back again on Friday night for an all-new episode, fans noticed that Sherry Pie's runway look was edited out, something that had not happened in the previous episodes. This left fans shocked as some claimed that they shouldn't have edited out her runway look because the designer put their hard work in it.
"There's a disclaimer about Sherry Pie before every episode. We get it. But there is no reason to completely edit her out because it just draws a bigger circle around her. Cut her confessionals. But I'd rather you leave in her runways. #dragrace," a fan wrote.
"They edits the F**K out of Sherry Pie until it’s time for them challenges #DragRace," a fan shared. Another fan shared, "A probably not-original #DragRace opinion: they should just give it up and release the original cut of this season. It’s obvious that Sherry Pie slays every challenge and the stuff they are airing comes across awkward AF with the producers straining their necks to edit her out."
"I think it's horrible that @WorldOfWonder and @RuPaulsDragRace have cut out Sherry Pie's runway looks. We all know what happened. We read the disclaimer. We're all adults. Don't rob talented designers (who did tons of work for v little pay) of *their* chance to shine. #DragRace (sic)," a fan wrote. While another said, "For people laughing about #DragRace not showing Sherry Pie's look on the runway. Just remember a great designer worked on that very hard and I'm sure he didn't know anything about what she had done!"
"Sherry pie is the worst but don’t punish the queer designers who worked so hard. Put the runways back in @RuPaulsDragRace #dragrace," a fan wrote.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 airs every Friday night only on VH1. Check your local listings for more information.