Charlize Theron Defends Drag Community Again On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron says that the efforts to curb the rights of drag performers is driven by fear and ignorance.

In the opening episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16, Theron gave a speech to contenders.

“Given the climate in our country right now, there’s a lot of energy being put toward your community not existing. I truly believe that all of that is coming from a place of fear,” Theron said. “The beauty of what your community brings and the truth of who you are and represent will come out. Don’t give up.”

The last remark — “Don’t give up” — is going viral.

The post show segment of RuPaul’s Drag RaceUntucked, saw Theron amplify her message.

“I want them to grow up in a world where they know what it means to accept what’s not you, what is different and love that, to not be scared of that, and to embrace it, and that’s my job as a mom.”

She continued, “I feel like we’re living in a day and age where our words can so easily be weaponized against us. I worry about us as people and what we can do to each other, and how powerful it is when you love and how powerful it is when you hate. One destroys and one builds.”

Theron previously spoke out on her support of the drag community during a telethon opposing the controversies in the United States.

Drag Isn’t Dangerous raised more than $500,000 with the support of celebrities and drag acts from across the country.

“I will fanybody up who’s trying to f* with anything with you guys”, Theron said in a video played at that event.

“There are so many things that are hurting and, really, killing our kids, and we all know what I’m talking about right now, and it ain’t no drag queen.”

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