Drag Race UK is accused of body shaming

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RuPaul’s Drag Race is set to launch a long-awaited UK spin-off on BBC Three in 2019, with filming expected to gear up shortly for the drag reality series. But the thing is that a recruitment ad for the Drag Race UK Pit Crew has a lot of demands to the way the men should look. It accepts only tall men with toned bodies and without tattoos. It sparked outrage among social media users. Many noted the contrast between the blunt casting call and the show’s focus on body-positivity and different ways to self-express. One fan wrote: “Drag Race proving again that they support body positivity only in theory” Another added: “They should have plus sized pit crew members. all bodies are beautiful y’all!!” The spokesman from BBC refused to comment the backlash. The cast is yet to be announced for Drag Race UK, which is expected to land on screens towards the end of 2019. The judging line-up is also yet to be confirmed, but US judges RuPaul and Michelle Visage have both said they plan to be involved.

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