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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Fans Have Serious Questions About Shuga Cain’s Unjust Elimination

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has been a cultural phenomenon for years. There have been ups and downs and careers have been made thanks to the show centering around drag queen culture. The show has given us stars like Valentina and Violet Chachki. It has also given us moments that have left fans stunned. We have another shocking moment from last night’s episode with the upsetting elimination of Latina queen Shuga Cain. Here’s what went down and how fans are reacting to the elimination they never saw coming.

Shuga Cain, a.k.a. Jesus Martinez, is no longer in the running on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and people are pissed.

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The latest episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was all about magic. The queens were separated into two teams and performed their own magic shows complete with tricks, choreography, and comedy. Shuga Cain was in a team with Nina West and Brooke Lynne Hytes. Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Vanessa “Miss Vanjie” Mateo, Yvie Oddly, and A’Keria C Davenport were on another team.

There was a clear winner between the two teams and that team was Shuga Cain’s team. There is no disputing that fact.

Not only are people upset since she was on the winning team, but Shuga Cain also had a better, more accurate runway look than some of the queens.

Fans are really upset over the unexpected elimination. Fans are gagged and are not holding back on their critiques about RuPaul sending Shuga Cain packing after a strong performance.

Exhibit A: The runway challenge was Caftan Realness.

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No shade intended at A’Keira C. Davenport, but that is not a caftan. RuPaul has consistently called out and eliminated queens if they had a poor maxi challenge performance (✔️) and didn’t follow the runway theme (✔️). In fact, all the judges said the same thing to A’Keira C. Davenport and read her for her faux caftan.

When Mama Ru said Shuga Cain was up for elimination, “Drag Race” fans everywhere were shook.

Why? How? It is the most stunning injustice in the franchise since Shangela was robbed of her All Stars win. If there’s one thing “Drag Race” fans are is devoted. They will not let an injustice like this stand and will always remind the queens that they are winning because someone else got robbed.

At least one person has come out to support the decision to eliminate Shuga Cain.

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It is interesting to see this person say that Miss Vanjie slayed the lip sync. That is not the question here. While that is true, the fact remains that Shuga Cain shouldn’t have even been in the bottom two to begin with. There were so many other queens who failed their maxi challenge and runway look.

A few people think it was really Silky Nutmeg Ganache’s turn to lip sync for her life.

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Emotions are high af about this controversial elimination. Not to mention that proper padding is one of the most important parts of drag. It is a fundamental building block for the entire aesthetic. Silky Nutmeg Ganache’s excuse was tat her body wasn’t work for her that day. Seems people just aren’t having it with her excuse.

However, what is done is done, no matter how unjust it might have been.

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Shuga Cain should still be on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and fans are letting that be known. It is a real loss to the show and for fans for the clear fan-favorite to be sent home long before her time.

READ: 27 Moments When Latina Queens Ruled In RuPaul’s Drag Race

FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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As we highlight Pride month, we wanted to share beautiful stories of LGBTQ+ love. To do so, we recently asked our FIERCE readers on Instagram to tell us how they met their partners and the results were not only hilarious but deeply inspiring.

Love is love and we love this kind of love.

Check it out!

The old slide in trick.

“I slid into the DMs.” – joanacanna

On their start to being ~educated latinas~

“My girlfriend and I met at the end of our first year of law school. She would say that I curved her for a few months before we became close. Almost three years later, we are both attorneys and looking forward to where life takes us.” – legalricanmujer

These two lovers who met while pushing for a joint interest

“We met in boot camp! 10 years ago (we’ve been together 2 /1/2 years, married 1 yr.” –hey_itsaj18

Chicas who started out on the same path and stuck together.

“We met in Nursing school we graduated together. That was 4 years ago, she’s a psychiatric nurse and I’m a geriatric nurse.” – m_a_r_i_a__j_o_h_a_n_n_a

They found love in a pandemic place.

Love in the time of Corona, thanks to Hinge!” – bienvenidarealidad__

Turns out the internet is the ultimate matchmaker.

“On the HER app. The same day she liked my profile she ended up coming into my job. I saw her but she didn’t see me. I ended up messaging her that night when I got off of work & we have been inseparable ever since. 3 years later and everyday I fall in love with her over & over again.” – _yourfavoritepoet_

And this is the most hilarious one of all.

“My wife @chulaworldand I were both seeing the same guy (total 🐶) …… so when we found out about each other we met up! And we have LITERALLY been inseparable ever since. Married on 4/20/19.” –bunuelitas

Here Are Some Queer Films And Shows To Watch To Start Pride Off Right

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Here Are Some Queer Films And Shows To Watch To Start Pride Off Right

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Pride Month is here and that means it is time to highlight the already celebrated LGBTQ+ shows and movies that have made a mark on us. Since Pride and the COVID pandemic are coinciding, it is a good time to watch some of the best examples of LGBTQ+ Latino entertainment.

“Moonlight”

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, “Moonlight” brought Afro-Latino, Black, and queer storylines together. The movie follows a young Black man in Miami and his own trials and tribulations growing up with a mother who is addicted to drugs. His life is changed thanks to an Afro-Cuban man who takes him under his wing and shows him how to make it through his adolescents.

“To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar”

One of the most popular classic films in LGBTQ+ cinema. “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar” follows three drag queens who drive from New York to Los Angeles for a national drag beauty pageant. Chi Chi Rodriguez, played by Joh Leguizamo, convinces the two competing queens to let him ride with them. Along the way, Rodriguez learns what it means to be a drag queen and the queens all learn a lot from a small, rural community filled with unexpected love and understanding.

“Pose”

“Pose” brings the ballroom culture straight to your living room. Set at the beginning in 1987 New York City during the peak of the AIDs epidemic, “Pose” empowers the queer people of color of the time. Ballroom culture is an underground dancing culture that has jumped into the mainstream because of “Pose.” The show takes the narrative of HIV-positive people of color in the time and empowers them rather than tears them down.

“Tangerine”

“Tangerine” is the story of a prostitute on a mission. The main character gets out of jail and learns that their boyfriend and pimp has started a new relationship with another woman. So, she and her friend set out to find him and teach the two a lesson for straying from her while she was incarcerated.

“Gentefied”

“Genetfied” is the latest Netflix hit and it is all about gentrification and the fight to keep Boyle Heights Latino. In the overall story, there is a lesbian relationship that is leaving everyone with all kinds of envy.

“One Day At A Time”

Netflix really misstepped here when they pulled the plug on their production of “One Day At A Time” but Pop TV saved the show. The first three seasons are currently on Netflix so you can still watch all of those episodes and enjoy the growing openness of Elena as she comes out.

“La casa de las flores”

This telenovela is truly one of the most incredible projects with LGBTQ+ characters today. Even Valentina, the famed drag queen from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is in the latest season solidifying the shows LGBTQ+ status.

READ: The Trailer For The Final Season Of ‘La Casa De Las Flores’ Is Here And We’re Not Ready To Say Goodbye