RuPauls Drag Race fans divided as straight man joins show amid Netflix shake-up

RuPaul's Drag Race fans have been left divided after the line-up for season 14 was announced to include a cisgender, heterosexual male queen.

On top of that, fans in the UK have been left up in arms after it was announced that the new season would not be streaming on Netflix, but on separate streaming service WOW Presents Plus.

Maddy Morphosis has been announced as the history making, first-ever cisgender, straight man to be on the show – which means he identifies as the gender he was born, and is attracted to women.

Fans have reacted in a pretty extreme way, with many unhappy that the show is choosing to give an already widely represented category of person representation.

They previously pushed for more representation for trans female drag queens and biological female queens to appear on the show, with bio queen Victoria Scone taking part in the most recent season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Now, fans have shared their thoughts, with one saying: "How are you gonna let a cishet man onto the show but still no drag kings? Keep it."

Another said: "Straight white men are everywhere dear lord."

A third tweeted: "Straight people are accepted everywhere. We queer people literally have to fight for our spot in the world. This is not giving what you think it's giving. I don't like this."

Someone else said: "All I'll say is that Maddy better not do a tearful confessional about not being accepted by the community or how the girls hate her, and the judges better not call her a 'trailblazer' for doing drag as a straight dude because that would be really very awkward and so wrong."

While a fifth added: "Big day for heterosexuals everywhere! And tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after, and the…"

However others have been more welcoming, with one saying: "Honestly work! I think he's serving."

Another said: "Contrary to what the identity police will tell you, it is a good thing when straight, cis men do gender f***ery."

And a third wrote: "I already know she supports women and AFAB [assigned female at birth] people in drag more than some cis gay queens I know… men are allowed to like women and do drag."

If that wasn't enough for Drag Race fans to think about, it has also been announced that the new season will not be streaming on Netflix as it has been for a number of years.

Instead, RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 will air on WOW Presents Plus, which also offers an abundance of content such as the Spanish, Danish and Canadian versions of Drag Race, as well as a number of other spin-off shows.

RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 will be available to stream from January 7, 2022

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