RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon has opened up on receiving body-shaming abuse online.
The queen – who won season 5 of Drag Race and is now starring on All Stars – got candid about some vile comments in a video interview for PopBuzz,
“I don’t want to sit here and act like I’ve had a rough go because I’ve felt a lot of love throughout the years and I think the loyalty of my fanbase is why I’m working almost 10 years later after filming season 5 of Drag RaceMonsoon said.
“But for a very sensitive, highly-anxious Virgo with OCD, I have been affected by things.”
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“Here’s an example: my weight has nothing to do with the things that I’m good at,” she continued.
“I’m a singer and an actor and a comedian. Nowhere in the job description of being a singer, an actor, and a comedian does it say you have to be thin.
“But for some reason, people really love commenting on the way my body has changed over the last decade and I just don’t think that even needs to be part of the discussion.”
Jinkx went on to address the trolls directly, saying: “My body is not for you to comment on.”
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In 2018, the queen addressed the possibility of taking part in All Starsdespite having previously brushed off the idea.
“There was a time when I said I wouldn’t do something like that but I’ve seen so many of my friends go on the All Stars seasons and they seem to be having a lot of fun for the most part,” Jinkx said.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars airs on Paramount+ in the US and Netflix in the UK.
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