“I’ve come from some really dark moments in my life, and I want to lighten them up and become more positive.”
Blair St. Clair’s heartbreaking revelation on the Drag Race runway this week has been universally praised by fans for opening up a discussion about sexual assault.
After receiving negative critiques from the judging panel, in which they described the Chicago based queen as too “sweet”, Blair revealed that her positive exterior is the result of a traumatic past.
“I’ve come from some really dark moments in my life, and I want to lighten them up and become more positive,” she admitted.
“I’m urged to find the daintiness because I feel dirty at times. My first sexual experience — I was raped at a college party, and from that I’ve looked to find pretty things. It’s something I need to get over, but I’ve tried to turn positive the best I can.”
RuPaul thanked Blair for being so candid, and declared: “We love you Blair, we are family, and I’m actually very proud of you for being so vulnerable.”
Blair received solidarity from her sisters, Miz Cracker and The Vixen, the latter of which joked: “I’m very shaken, and I can’t wait to find that motherfucker. I love you.”
Drag Race’s Twitter account echoed Ru’s sentiments, praising the Chicago based queen for being brave.
“Thank you for being brave, thank you for being vulnerable, thank you for being you. You are beyond courageous, and we are so proud of you and love you.”
Read the reactions from Drag Race fans (and queens) below:
@BlairStClair you ARE pretty. thank you for sharing that. that was very brave
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) April 27, 2018
Let it be known @BlairStClair is my sister for life. And no TV show can change that.
— The Vixen (@TheVixensworld) April 27, 2018
— Miz Cracker (@miz_cracker) April 27, 2018
We love you so incredibly much. You are our family. Thank you for being brave, thank you for being vulnerable, thank you for being you. You are beyond courageous, and we are so proud of you and love you. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eqFq6isVza
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) April 27, 2018
@BlairStClair I just have to remind you that you are incredible. ❤️
— Chris Crocker (@ChrisCrocker) April 27, 2018
@BlairStClair congratulations on being a brave, beautiful, fierce queen ???? you are a star ???? and now I'm gonna listen to this tune on repeat all day! #idodeclare #blairstclair #dragrace pic.twitter.com/IYAowqxAJu
— Devon Gibson (@devongibson92) April 27, 2018
I've grown to become such a huge fan of @BlairStClair and tonight I can confirm I'm an ever bigger fan. Thank you for sharing your story with the world. You are beautiful and you are loved ????
— Ashton (@ashtoneramya) April 27, 2018
Blair St Clair got me sobbing. Keep soaring, beautiful #dragrace
— a pig dipped in dulux ????????✨ (@Ruby_Thunder) April 27, 2018
— Ricardo van der Vanjie (@ricardoboersma) April 27, 2018
Just watched this weeks ep of RuPaul and wow I have never loved and identified more with a queen than Blair st Clair rn I want to give her a big big hug
— connie ???????? (@MelanconnieHill) April 27, 2018
@BlairStClair story was so touching to hear and powerful and honestly inspires me so much, having something like that burden you is so hard but sharing it is so much harder. Much love ♥️
— REBEL SCUM (@I_am_manly_tho) April 27, 2018
In actual tears at this week’s Drag Race episode. @BlairStClair you’re a strong, inspirational, talented queen. Well done for being brave enough to share your story so openly & publicly. ????
— L E W I E (@lewiedowd) April 27, 2018
In tears hearing what @BlairStClair said she went through on this week's Drag Race. You are so strong Blair & defo bring light into people's lives! ❤
— Miss Macabre (@Mounty09) April 27, 2018
@BlairStClair after tonight’s episode I just wanted to say how proud of you I am for speaking about what happened to you. I’m a sexual abuse survivor too and I hope that this is a step in your healing journey. If you ever want to talk in confidence I’m here ????
— Katie Driscoll (@tundrakatiebean) April 27, 2018
In this week’s episode, the queens teamed up in groups of three to create and produce panels for RuPaul’s Drag Con on hair, face, and body. Oh, and it was in front of an entire live audience!
Celebrity super couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon guest-starred.
The sixth episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 is now available to stream on UK Netflix.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault and would like to seek support, you can call the Sexual Assault Casework & Support helpline on 0800 704 2040, or visit Galop UK”s official website for more information.