Drag Race UK fans are accusing Raven of wearing "blackface"
8 October 2021, 12:11 | Updated: 8 October 2021, 14:42
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"I see Raven has somehow managed to change race."
WARNING: This post contains spoilers about Drag Race UK.
RuPaul's Drag Race UK fans are criticising Raven's skin colour following her appearance on Thursday night's episode (Oct 7).
Episode 3 saw the queens exercise their sewing skills and construct fabulous gowns out of camping gear. Of course, RuPaul was on hand to give the queens some much-needed words of encouragement and advice alongside his righthand woman Raven.
Raven, who also guest starred on Drag Race UK in season 1, competed in season 2 of Drag Race and in the first season of Drag Race All Stars. She is now RuPaul's makeup artist and has been delivered makeup advice to the contestants in multiple seasons.
Raven entered the werkroom in a form-fitting, off-the-shoulder yellow dress and white bob wig. Of course she looked stunning, but there's one thing viewers couldn't stop talking about throughout the episode: Raven's skin colour.
Raven, who is white and of Russian ancestry, sported a particularly deep tan with some noting that she was the same shade as RuPaul himself, who is Black. Some even compared Raven's makeup to "blackface".
she brought out raven, who entered in dark mode pic.twitter.com/AQ0VPa9Twm— IMHO: the memes (@imhomemes) October 7, 2021
Elsewhere, Thursday night's episode saw two queens sashay away. First, Victoria Scone was forced to leave the competition upon medical advice, after sustaining a knee injury in week 1. Then, Veronica Green was sadly sent packing after losing the lip-sync to Vanity Milan.