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This is why RuPaul didn’t go in drag to the camp-themed Met Gala

This is why RuPaul didn’t go in drag to the camp-themed Met Gala

RuPaul wore a florescent pink equine suit and people aren't happy | Photo: Screenshot

When camp was decided as the theme to the 2019 Met Gala, many immediately hoped to see drag.

RuPaul, the mother of the modern drag star, was hoped to show up and slay every other attendee.

And while RuPaul looked amazing, in an equine florescent pink suit, a lot of people are also disappointed.

Drag Race winners Violet Chachki and Aquaria also turned up to the Met Gala – in drag.

However, they weren’t quite the showstoppers that people were hoping for either.

Fans disappointed that RuPaul didn’t come to the Met Gala in drag

Fans reacted fairly badly to his look.

Editor of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour, was also asked previously about what Ru might wear.

She said: ‘I wouldn’t dream of telling Ru what to wear.

‘I think nobody understands about how to make an entrance better than he does and I hear he’s taking it very, super seriously and we look forward to being delightfully enthralled.’

RuPaul: Camp is about ‘laughing’ at life

Previously, RuPaul had said that he would only go in drag if he was paid. His suit was created by Zaldy, the designer that has created the majority of his costumes for the past 25 years.

RuPaul typically pays his makeup artist, season two runner up Raven, and new hair stylist, Curtis Foreman, to put him in to drag. If he doesn’t get paid enough to get into glamazon mode, he won’t.

It may also have to do with the fact RuPaul had a DJ set later that evening.

‘It’s a great chance to wear some wild clothes,’ RuPaul told Entertainment Tonight.

‘Camp is made for people who can break the fourth wall, the facade of life.

It’s also about looking at life as a construct, and then laughing at it.’

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