'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12: Superfan Janet the Planet paired with disgraced star Sherry Pie, fans are sad
Superfan Janet the Planet was paired with Sherry Pie for a makeover on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 and fans say they feel sad for Janet.
It is a known fact that Sherry is currently one of the most hated contestants on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 after her catfishing allegations surfaced online. Sherry, whose birth name is Joey Gugliemelli, had catfished budding actors over mail and tricked them into filming themselves doing demeaning and sexual acts.
After the allegations arose, the series 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 then, even though Sherry has been doing pretty well throughout this season, the producers have been doing a pretty good job at editing her out and not giving her much screen time. Back again this week for Episode 10, Mama Ru revealed, "For today's maxi challenge you're going to be making over some beautiful women that just happen to be 'Drag Race' superfans."
RuPaul shared that the six women who were about to walk through the door assume they are here to be a part of the audience and not for a makeover. Since Jaida Essence Hall won the previous challenge she got to pick which superfan each queen would give a makeover to.
Janet, who is a ray of sunshine, was paired with Sherry and fans on Twitter were sad this happened to her. "I feel bad for Janet for being paired with (Sherry Pie) #DragRace," a fan shared
"Imagine u watched every season of drag race so u get a once in a lifetime opportunity to be on a makeover episode but then u get paired with sherry pie #DragRace," a fan said. While another fan added, "I’m feeling so bad for the girl that got paired with Sherry. That had to be such a life moment and again because of Sherrys actions, she doesn’t get to be in the episode as much as she should have been. Moral of the story, don’t do shitty things like sexual assault. #DragRace."
"This poor girl Janet who got paired with Sherry Pie on this episode of #dragrace. Should have been @BadJanet666," a fan wrote. Adding to that another said, "I pity the fan that gets paired with Sherry Pie.... #DragRace, #RupaulsDragRace."
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 airs every Friday night only on VH1. Check your local listings for more information.