'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12: Disqualified for catfishing, Sherry Pie wins again and viewers are unhappy
Sherry Pie, whose birth name is Joey Gugliemelli, had catfished budding actors over mail and tricked them into filming themselves doing demeaning and sexual acts
Another week of 'RuPaul's Drag Race', another challenge and another win for Sherry Pie. Despite having an immense amount of talent, Sherry Pie is one of the most hated contestants this season in 'RuPaul's Drag Race'. The hate fans and viewers have for Sherry is not because of anything she did during her time on the series, but what she did prior to it.
Prior to the premiere of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12, allegations of Sherry posing as a casting director for many years surfaced on the internet. Sherry Pie, whose birth name is Joey Gugliemelli, had catfished young budding actors over mail and tricked them into filming themselves doing demeaning and sexual acts and sending it to him.
After the allegations arose, the series took to their Twitter profile where they announced, "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."
Ever since the allegations were confirmed, fans have been slamming Sherry. What makes it even worse is that Sherry actually fares quite well this season and is talented without a doubt. This is what upsets fans the most. That someone as talented as her, would do such things and mess their own life and career up.
Sherry has won challenges prior to this week. This week she won once again for her stand-out performance during their main challenge, a parody show titled 'Gay's Anatomy'. For her runway look, she worse on a glamorous, Elvis Presley inspired outfit that stood out once again. RuPaul crowned Sherry as the winner of this weeks' challenge, making fans furious.
"I hate to say it.... BUT sherry pie would have won this entire season if it wasn’t for her dumbass scandal... #dragrace," a fan wrote. "Damn Sherry Pie. She coulda been the first plus-size winner. Talent wasted because of her ridiculousness! #DragRace."
"It’s a real shame sherry pie is trash. she is so good at this #DragRace," a fan said. Another added, "They should have just scrapped the whole season is Sherry Pie was gonna get so many undeserved wins. #DragRace."
"Why did Sherry pie have to do well like wtf. Now they can't edit her out cuz she's winning shit. #DragRace," a fan wrote. Another shared, "Sherry pie really slayed (sic) this entire competition and the world will never get to experience it in its entirety. what a shame (on her behalf) #dragrace."
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 airs every Friday night on VH1. Check your local listings for more information.