RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 Premiere Includes Homage to… Duck Dynasty?!

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RuPaul's Drag Race Duck DynastyIt’s the RuPaul’s Drag Race/Duck Dynasty crossover you never in a million years thought you’d see.

In Drag Race‘s Season 6 premiere (Feb. 24, Logo), contestants are tasked with paying homage to a number of popular TV shows past and present, including Golden Girls, Downton Abbey, Dancing With the Stars and… A&E’s suddenly polarizing reality smash.

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A source close to Drag Race notes that the episode was shot back in June — well before a media firestorm erupted last month over Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments in a GQ interview. The incendiary quotes, which included him likening being gay to bestiality, led to Robertson’s brief suspension from the show.

Because the challenge is an “integral” element of the premiere, the source added, editing it out is not an option.

Still, eyebrows will almost certainly be raised from the inclusion of Duck Dynasty in one of the most pro-diversity shows on TV.

No word if Robertson plans to tune in, but there’s still time for Ru to send him a She-Mail.

Comments (8)

  • I wonder why it takes so long for the show to appear on tv? Since June? Wow.

    Comment by Dee – January 31, 2014 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Editing for a reality show is not the same as a scripted one. They have multiple cameras following people for 10+ hours a day, for at least two weeks. That’s hundreds of hours of footage. Not to mention they have to decide what to highlight, what the story arcs for the season will be, edit Untucked, mix the sound, etc.

      It’s almost as difficult as being a contestant.

      Comment by Sam – January 31, 2014 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ru’s ratings are about to skyrocket! lol!

    Comment by Cory – January 31, 2014 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think that’s awesome. Be the bigger person!

    Comment by Babybop – January 31, 2014 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually, having it on Drag Race could be really subversive in the wake of what happened. What a way to make a point about lgbtqi rights than to have drag queens “pay homage” to it.

    Comment by Liz – February 1, 2014 12:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d wonder if Ru wasn’t crystal clear from the outset about using Duck Dynasty as a reference – there was probably never a need to edit DD out. That’s how her wit, her sense of humor operates.

    If there was ever a need to censor this kinda thing, Drag Race itself could not exist, because I think the show functions as a huge pardoy/satire of ANTM. (perhaps unintentionally; we can’t tell.)

    Come on, there’s got to be someone other than me who’s noticed this or thinks likewise?

    Comment by lowrent block (@lzblock) – February 1, 2014 05:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You can definitely see your expertise within the work you
    write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers
    like you who are not afraid to say how they believe.
    Always follow your heart.

    Comment by cars – February 2, 2014 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t agree with what Phil had to say, me being a gay man, but everyone is entitled to there own opinions. Besides, opinions are like *ss holes, everybody has one. Dont let some mindless redneck damper any spirits! There will ALWAYS be Haters!

    Stay strong!

    Comment by Daniel – February 15, 2014 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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