RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage has urged LGBT kids to ‘shit skittles and let the flag fly’ - but not during lockdown.
In an interview with Attitude to promote her new and now-available BBC Three series, How’s Your Head, Hun?, Visage said: “I worry about all the LGBTQ kids, and I don’t mean to be serious, but this is a serious thing.
"Now is not the time to come out if you don’t feel safe and your parents are homophobic. Leave it as is. When the doors open and lockdown lifts, then you can shit skittles and let the flag fly and be free, but right now, worry about yourself first.”
Visage also had some advice for wannabe drag queens: “I say to every baby drag queen that asks me how they start, to find someone they admire and ask them for help. I’m lucky enough to count Patti Lupone to be a friend and I’ll send videos of me singing and say, ‘Can you give me a critique?’ Now more than ever people are looking for ways to entertain themselves, so send them a picture and ask for feedback.
"As a judge I want to give them the best critique that I can, so I’m not just saying 'that looks like rubbish', as that doesn’t get anything done, and I’m never mean to be mean. If I push a queen to do something different, to be the best that they can be, it’s to extend their 15 minutes of fame that they’re wanting and make it 15 years.”
How’s Your Head, Hun? is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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