Drag Race UK’s Choriza May hits back at xenophobic trolls


Drag Race UK series three contestant Choriza May slammed xenophobic trolls who have told her that she should compete on the Spanish version of the Drag Race franchise. (BBC Three)

Drag Race UK’s Choriza May has denounced trolls who say she should compete in the Spanish series instead of the British one.

The Newcastle-based queen is one of the 12 gag-worthy queens competing for the title of the UK’s next drag superstar in Drag Race UK season three.

Choriza – who is originally from Valencia, Spain – has tirelessly worked her way up the ranks of the North East’s drag scene, even performing on the main stage at Northern Pride 2019.

Even with her record of drag excellence in the UK, Choriza shared that she has been subjected to xenophobic hate online.

In a series of blistering posts on Twitter, she alluded to people (wrongly) suggesting that she should have participated in Drag Race España rather than the British franchise – when she lives in England and holds UK citizenship.

“This whole ‘Choriza should be doing Drag Race España not UK’ that some of you have been saying, really feels like the gay version of ‘Go back to your country’,” Choriza wrote.

“I decided to do [Drag Race UK] BECAUSE I AM A UK CITIZEN AND I’VE BEEN LIVING HERE FOR ALMOST 6 YEARS.”

She also condemned “inappropriate” comments that she doesn’t “represent Newcastle drag” or that more broadly bash immigrants living in the UK.

“I get sometimes this comment might come without malice and Drag Race España was fierce!” Choriza said. “But it is very inappropriate and I’ve already have had to hear things like ‘she does not represent Newcastle Drag’, so just stop it porfavor.”

She continued: “The UK has over 3 million EU immigrants.

“We are lawyers, designers, bartenders, aupairs and guess what, ALSO DRAG PERFORMERS.

“So get used to seeing us on shows like this. It’s only taken 3 seasons for one of many of us talented b*****s to make it. So shush perras!”

Fans came out in droves to support Choriza May’s participation in Drag Race UK, lambasting anyone who dared dictate who can participate in the show.





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