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The judging panel on episode one of the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Last night, we were treated to another episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on BBC Three, a welcome distraction from the chaos of 2021; the pandemic and everything else.

As per usual, after dropping on at 7 pm, social media was burning up with chatter about the episode with lots unhappy about the result of the lip-sync.

It’s been a season of iconic moments that have set Twitter alight throughout the second season of the reality TV drag competition like Bimini Bon Boulash’s Katie Price impression, Ginny Lemon walking off the stage and the absolute tune that is UK Hun, a camp homage to Eurovision.

Warning, there are spoilers to follow.

The competition is heating up as the show opened to remarking about the final five Queens. Chat quickly turned to how many RuPeter badges everyone had.

After securing a mini-challenge win, badgeless Ellie Diamond got to choose the running order in the stand-up comedy maxi challenge. Inspired by the ribbing received earlier, she let shade guide her decision-making process, a move not well received by other queens A’Whora and Lawerence Cheney.

However, despite a great show someone had to go home, and following the conclusion of the epic lipsync between A’whora and Tayce, fans are expressing their outrage at the outcome, either saying it should have been a double save or that the wrong queen went home entirely.

An episode filled with arguing meant a flurry of online opinions, not all nice.

The Queen’s posted about how unacceptable it is to be sent hate for what happens on a reality show, a call Indy100 agrees with. Scottish comedy queen Lawerence Cheney has deactivated her Twitter account following the harassment following last night’s episode.

This follows after Sister Sister spoke out last week about feeling terrible after reading online comments about her performance on the reality television show, a problem that queens have often spoken about.

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