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Twitter shows RuPaul as fracking rigs after learning drag superstar fracks on ranch

Twitter shows RuPaul as fracking rigs after learning drag superstar fracks on ranch

  • Good luck and don’t frack it up.
RuPaul and a fracking rig.

RuPaul accidentally sent a small seismic shock through the drag world last month when it emerged he fracks at his huge Wyoming ranch.

And now Twitter has mocked the Drag Race host by matching some of his most stunning drag outfits ever to fracking rigs.

In fact RuPaul’s husband Georges LeBar, who he met in 1994 and married in January 2017, co-owns and runs the ranch. LeBar is also a painter and the property is called the LeBar Ranch.

The ranch in Wyoming, in the northwest of the US, is around 60,000 acres. That’s about 94 square miles.

And RuPaul revealed to NPR’s Terry Gross on her show ‘Fresh Air’ that the couple lease their mineral rights to oil companies.

Spilling the tea over RuPaul and fracking

The comments inspired Rory Solomon, a Twitter user, to compare RuPaul’s property to a map of fracking sites. The map is on FracTracker, a nonprofit group that collects data on fracking. Solomon found that huge swaths of the land were used for oil and gas wells.

And environmental news site Earther also used FracTracker to calculate there are 35 active oil and gas wells on just 10,000 acres of the ranch.

Fracking is a method of extracting oil and gas trapped in shale and rock formations. Oil companies drill and then use a high-pressure water mixture to release the gas.

Some governments support it as it’s slightly less carbon-intensive than other fossil fuels like coal. Moreover, they consider it a ‘bridge’ fuel until energy can become totally sustainable.

However, others argue it is environmentally damaging as it releases huge amounts of methane into the atmosphere. Fracking also uses huge amounts of water and may contaminate groundwater. Meanwhile it may also cause earth tremors.

Some fans have even argued RuPaul is hypocritical to allow it. He has previously held a climate-themed ball on Drag Race to raise environmental awareness.

And if I frack or if I fall, at least I can say I gave it all

Now New York journalist Joseph Longo has poked fun at RuPaul for being associated with fracking.

Since he started the thread, others have joined in too. Here are some of the best, showing RuPaul serving up seriously well-rigged styles:

As one Twitter joked: ‘We’re all born naked and the rest is fracked.’

Meanwhile another remarked: Confrackulations my dear, you are the winner of this week’s challenge.