'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12: Mama Ru slammed for favoring Crystal, fans say Jackie's lip-sync was far better
Crystal Methyd secured a spot in the final four after she won the lip sync for your life challenge against Jackie Cox on Friday night. Fans on social media affirm that Jackie's lip-sync was better than Crystal's but claim she was eliminated because RuPaul Charles favors Crystal.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 returned on Friday and this week we witnessed the queens participate in the last challenge for the season. Last week after Heidi N Closet's unexpected elimination, only five queens remained — Jackie Cox, Crystal Methyd, Sherry Pie, Gigi Goode and Jaida Essence Hall.
For their final maxi challenge of the season, the top 5 drag queens had to perform a medley from 'RuPaul's Drag Race Live'. Wanting to secure a spot in the top 4, all the contestants brought their best to impress the judges. But there were two contestants who didn't impress them. That happened to be none other than Crystal Methyd and Jackie Cox. For their runway looks Crystal donned a futuristic blue puffy dress and Jackie's outfit resembled the sweet girl-next-door with a little sass. This was Crystal's first time being in the bottom two and as for Jackie, she has been in the bottom a couple of times but always secured a safe spot by rendering an epic lip sync.
This week, the duo had to lip-sync to Jenifer Lopez's 'On The Floor'. Both Crystal and Jackie delivered their best, but ultimately Mama Ru decided to save Crystal and eliminate Jackie. This upset fans on Twitter who affirmed that RuPaul Charles saved Crystal because he favors her and not Jackie. "The T is that Jackie’s lip sync was better but Ru likes Crystal more #DragRace," a fan wrote. While another added, "I feel like Jackie Cox hands down won that final lipsynch but Rupaul couldn’t put her through to the finale over Crystal Methyd because she’s never won any challenges. I’d love to see her back in the finale but I don’t want her to win. She hasn’t earned the title. #DragRace."
"Like I’m really happy for crystal and I love them both and she’s had the biggest glow up of any drag race arc but damn if jackie didn’t have the better lipsync," a fan said. Adding to that another shared, "#DragRace Ru was never gonna send crystal home, he loves her too much." A fan said, "I LOVE CRYSTAL but Jackie won that lipsync..... #DragRace." Another fan said, "I thought Jackie’s lipsync was better than Crystal’s. Crystal regurgitated a lot of stuff from the past challenge. I love both of them & thought they both deserved a place at the finale though. Hopefully they bring Jackie into the finale."
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 airs every Friday night only on VH1. Check your local listings for more information.