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People Can’t Get Enough Of How The Other Queens Reacted When Valentina Said She Was Similar To Selena

“Valentina, why do you think your fans came for the girls so strongly?”

The queens of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 9 recently met up for a reunion episode and it was as juicy and dramatic as fans have come to expect. Shade was thrown, reads were delivered, and RuPaul asked a few of the queens some necessary and must-know questions. One of those questions was directed at Valentina, who was asked to explain the strong reactions from some of her fans who sent some of the contestants death threats and angry messages after her elimination. Valentina, who won the fan-based votes for “Miss Congeniality,” gave Latinos the kind of representation on RuPaul’s Drag Race that hasn’t really been seen before. She owned her culture and showed it off from her first runway look, inspired by East L.A.’s Mariachi Plaza, to her velador de La Virgen de Guadalupe that she prayed to throughout the show.

“My following is very underrepresented in the media,” Valentina said at the reunion about the strong, and sometimes hateful reactions her fans showed to the other contestants on the show. “I represent something similar to what Selena represented in the 90’s: Chicano, Mexican, first-generation, talented. So, they’re overprotective of that and they’ll fight anybody. I don’t agree with that kind of behavior because it’s not the kind of person I am. I don’t approve that and I hope you guys know that.”

Aja’s face quickly became the reaction seen ’round the world.

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Alexis Michelle had something to add to Valentina’s response, saying, “But you never told [your fans to stop attacking us]. I called you. I Facetimed you, in tears, because of people telling me I should go kill myself because I’m so ugly and so fat and I should have volunteered to eliminate myself over your elimination.”

Peppermint also chimed in, saying she understands that Valentina does not condone nor partake in that behavior but has a responsibility as a role model to shut that kind of attitude down.

Aja’s face also became the reaction GIF to just about anything.

#ICONIC

People immediately reacted to her comment about representing what Selena represented.

To be fair, she did say that she represents something similar to what Selena represented. She didn’t say she was Selena.

Valentina didn’t say she was as famous Selena but that didn’t stop some fans from trying to drag her over the comment.

But, the reaction from Latinos on social media was very different and more understanding of the comment.

Others tried to help set the record straight.

Because, tbh, Valentina was always unapologetically Latina while on the “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” It did give our community some higher visibility on the show. For the first time, Latinxs saw themselves represented in the drag world like never before. Valentina rocked her accent unapologetically and gave her Mexican fans life with her culturally relevant fashion.

But that didn’t stop people from letting the world know what they think about Valentina’s Selena comment.

It legit seems like people are really bothered by the comment.

So, we want to ask you…

BONUS: Here’s a video of Valentina performing “Si Una Vez,” because: Selena.

"Si Una Vez" ?

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READ: Valentina Took To The RuPaul Stage Dressed As A Mariachi And It Slayed

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Eva Longoria And George Lopez Brought Their Best Friends To Family Feud And It Got Raunchy

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Eva Longoria And George Lopez Brought Their Best Friends To Family Feud And It Got Raunchy

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“Family Feud” had a ton of Latino Celebrities on over the weekend in an epic showdown to raise money for charity. On one team was Eva Longoria, with “family members” Justina Machado, Amaury Nolasco, Ana Ortiz and Wilmer Valderrama. They were up against leader George Lopez, his daughter Mayan Lopez, actors Constance Marie and Ray Diaz, as well as the golden boy himself, Oscar De La Hoya.

“Family Feud” had a celebrity episode with all Latino contestants led by Eva Longoria and George Lopez.

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It quickly became an interesting game with Spanish translations being thrown in the mix. When asked to pick a top answer for “something you roll,” Justina Machado said “tortillas.” The crowd erupted into laughter as she said, “These are Latinos up here, come on!” There was a ding and the board flipped, and the answer revealed was “dough.” Which led Lopez to protest, “Wait a minute. It’s called masa!” Host Steve Harvey laughed when Lopez explained: “masa is not where the Mexican astronauts train.”

You’d think after becoming a boxing champion and Olympic gold medalist, nothing could stress De La Hoya out…

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But he stutters so hard here you’d swear he’d just been knocked out.

Like your two drunk tios at a quinceañera, De La Hoya and Nolasco came out ready to rumble.

My money is always on De Le Hoya.

Diaz, at one point, ripped his shirt off.

De La Hoya definitely looked at him like, “Okay, but can he take a punch?”

Harvey couldn’t believe Diaz’s answer, instead of asking the judges to focus on his abs.

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The actor had opened his shirt at one point in the episode but gave such a ridiculous answer, Harvey thought it served his best interest to just keep it open to detract from the clueless response he’d just given.

Lopez knew what he was doing when he led Harvey down this line of thinking…

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You know in Harvey’s head he was like, “Man, this is a family show, don’t you say marijuana…”

Harvey asked a question about male strippers and got an equally appropriate answer.

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Longoria shouted “What kind of game are we playing!?” as her team burst into laughter.

Longoria and company had team spirit all the way.

I was just happy to see Latinos on TV, but couldn’t help but start rooting for these three ladies.

Longoria’s team made it to the final round and both she and Nolasco tried their best avoid a particular question.

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It seems people’s “members” are an ongoing theme of the show.

Watch until the end, it’s worth it just to see Longoria’s victory lap.


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READ: Eva Longoria Played James Corden’s New “Nuzzle Whaaa” Game And She Was Not Expecting This


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