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Sign the petition, change the world: www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/bring-rupaul-s-drag-race-back-to-the-uk
Hi there, World of Wonder. You’re awesome because you make RuPaul’s Drag Race, the greatest reality TV show of all time. We love you, you’re fabulous, don’t ever change. There’s just one thing, though – over the pond here in the UK, we’re feeling more neglected than Santino Rice’s hairbrush (No T, no shade).
We want RuPaul’s Drag Race back.
Way back when, we used to be able to watch Seasons One and Two on E4, but it was shown late at night with almost zero publicity, and the ratings weren’t very good. Now, we finally have seasons 1-5 on UK Netflix but nowhere to watch the newest episodes of Season Six as they air in the States, or All Stars for that matter.
Season 7 and a second season of All Stars have already been confirmed for the next year or so – but how can we watch them? In the last few years, RuPaul’s Drag Race has gone from a tiny, niche show to a pop culture phenomenon with a global following. It’s a big deal now, and maybe it’s time to try again.
Here at Vada, we’re not ones for sitting around just hoping things are going to sort themselves out – we’re taking matters into our own perfectly manicured hands. We’ve created a petition on super-influential website change.org and now you need to sign it.
If we can show the Americans who make, show and own RuPaul’s Drag Race that we want them back, and can show the networks over here that there’s a ready-made audience GAGGING for the show, maybe we’ve got a chance of getting it back on the air, getting the public recognition it deserves.
These broadcasters have a remit to showing content which reflects a culturally diverse society. RuPaul’s Drag Race is probably one of the very few TV shows currently airing which is predominantly for an LGBT audience. Guys, you know what you need to do.