Why did Mama Ru flip off Utica twice? A look at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' queens who bombed the roast challenge
Going on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is a bit of a game of roulette, the queens never know which challenge might land them in the bottom, no matter how good they think they are. Fans have seen the same scene play out time and again – a queen goes into a challenge, confident that she'll slay it, only for the exact opposite to happen.
This week, the queens take on 'The Nice Girl Roast', where they prepare to roast three former Miss Congeniality winners – Heidi N Closet, Nina West and Valentina, from Season 12, 11 and 9 respectively.
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Save for Rosé, the rest of the contestants seemed apprehensive when it came to their performances. During their trial run with Michelle Visage and Loni Love, Kandy and Rosé did relatively okay, while the others got a bit of feedback to work with. The queen whose routine did not sit well with the judges happened to be Utica, who seemed to make more backhand comments than jokes. She even made a crude fat joke about Loni Love, that had both the judges slightly confused about the queen's definition of a roast.
And by the looks of it, her performance bombed badly during the roast. Utica's performance came after Symone's which barely managed to get any laughs from the judges or the queens. So there was a chance for her to have done better – but it was far from it. Her jokes seemed crude and none of her punches landed. She even took it a bit too far while making fun of Loni Love. Which came back to bite her, when Loni Love commented that she's clearly the one bombing. This seemed to throw Utica completely off guard, she tried to follow it up by making a joke about RuPaul being a fashion icon and asked her to stand up, only to get flipped off by Mama Ru herself.
The judges later pointed out that during roasts, she needs to learn to draw the line between being funny and mean. They did have good things to say about her look for the evening, RuPaul even mentioned it looks classy, to which Utica's quick wit replied it was unlike Mama Ru's itself, earning her another bird, both were in jest.
Twitter had some interesting opinions about Utica. "Utica: I like really observational humor. Like facts Utica: FAT. She’s fat. Fucking walrus whale fat bitch don’t you get it the joke is the bitch is fat #RuPaulsDragRace" tweeted a fan. "the judges full on heckling utica is slaying me #RuPaulsDragRace" added another.
“Did you roast... or were you roastED?” #DragRace" joked another. "I think Utica’s “I’m still learning and trying” schtick is tired...you didn’t even try to listen to what they said..they were trying to help you and you set yourself up for failure #RuPaulsDragRace" tweeted a fan. "Yo I think Utica is funny AF, when she laughed at them not understanding her test jokes. Also asking Lonnie if she spoke whale and Lonnie not laughing! but then she died laughing at herself #RuPaulsDragRace" joked another.
Utica: I like really observational humor. Like facts— belcalis lestrange (@JANIKAstfu) March 27, 2021
Utica: FAT. She’s fat. Fucking walrus whale fat bitch don’t you get it the joke is the bitch is fat 😂😂😂😂 #RuPaulsDragRace
the judges full on heckling utica is slaying me 💀💀💀 #RuPaulsDragRace— Nebula Bon Boulash 💋 (@nebulalawrence) March 27, 2021
“Did you roast... or were you roastED?”#DragRace pic.twitter.com/axAh4MNzQl— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) March 27, 2021
I think Utica’s “I’m still learning and trying” schtick is tired...you didn’t even try to listen to what they said..they were trying to help you and you set yourself up for failure 💀💀😭#RuPaulsDragRace— #Reagan¹²~Why not? 💫 (@LoonaUnited) March 27, 2021
Yo I think Utica is funny AF, when she laughed at them not understanding her test jokes. Also asking Lonnie if she spoke whale and Lonnie not laughing! 😩😩😩🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 but then she died laughing at herself #RuPaulsDragRace— Brandon (@brandon_akai) March 27, 2021
Ultimately, Symone and Utica both found themselves in the bottom and found themselves lip-syncing for their lives to Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry'. Turns out, it was Utica's last time lip-syncing, seeing that she was the queen that sashayed away. With the contestants down to 5 queens, the race is on to see who goes on to become America's next drag superstar!
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