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

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.

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8 Comments
  1. Dee says:

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

    • Sam says:

      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.

  2. Cory says:

    Ru’s ratings are about to skyrocket! lol!

  3. Babybop says:

    I think that’s awesome. Be the bigger person!

  4. Liz says:

    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.

  5. 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?

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  7. Daniel says:

    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!