jason momoa rupaul's drag race uk teaser
jason momoa rupaul's drag race uk teaser

The Daily Sting, Wednesday: God Save the (Drag Race) Queen, Jason Momoa Showers for ‘SNL’

Celebrate the hump day by reading up on the day’s big gay headlines, starting with the news that has drag-lovers around the world (put particularly under the Queen’s reign) rejoicing: RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is a go! And a new promo video for the next episode of Saturday Night Live features none other than Aquaman star Jason Momoa naked and dripping wet!

Also being chatted about today: a comment by anti-animal cruelty organization PETA that has left people rolling their eyes and an update on the tragic death of Greek drag queen Zackie Oh. And people are concerned that Rudy Giuliani, who claims to be Donald Trump’s “cyber expert,” literally doesn’t understand how the internet works.

From RuPaul’s Drag Race UK to a dripping wet Jason Momoa, here are the day’s big gay stories:

1. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Is Set to Premiere in 2019 (TV, Drag)

As Hornet announced last night, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is officially a go, set to bring eight episodes and 10 competing homegrown queens to BBC3. “I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens,” The Sun reports RuPaul as saying. “And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge.” Read more here.

2. Police Have Been Officially Charged in the Death of Gay Greek Man (News)

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It was September when Zak Kostopoulos, a Greek gay man and drag queen who performed as Zackie Oh!, was killed after what appeared to be a botched jewelry store robbery. Upon exiting the store, he was beaten by the store owner and bystander, and according to witnesses, he was later kicked and beaten by police officers as well. He died on the way to the hospital. Now four police officers have been charged with inflicting fatal harm to him. His family also reportedly plans to sue the police department.

3. PETA Claims Phrases Like ‘Bring Home the Bacon’ Are Similar to Homophobia (Culture)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has said use of animal-related phrases like “bring home the bacon” and “kill two birds with one stone” are “speciesism” and should be removed from daily conversation. PETA has even suggested that speciesism is on par with “racist, homophobic or ableist language,” to which queer social media promptly erupted. Head here for a look at some of the more outrageous clap-backs.

4. Can Someone Explain to Rudy Giuliani How the Internet Works? (Web)

Rudy Giuliani, counsel and “cyber expert” for Donald Trump, has discovered why it’s important to spell check a tweet before posting. On Nov. 30 a typo in one of his tweets inadvertently caused a URL to be created (G20.In), the domain of which was then purchased for $5 and plastered with an anti-Trump message. When Giuliani discovered that, he railed against Twitter, accusing it of being an anti-Trump platform and allowing someone to “invade [his] text.”

5. Jason Momoa Gets Naked and Dripping Wet for New ‘SNL’ Promo Spot (TV, Celebrities)

Ahead of Aquaman, the latest DC film coming to theaters, opening on Dec. 21, its star Jason Momoa will play guest host on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. As the show does, promo videos have started making their way to social media, like the one above, which features Jason Momoa naked in the shower at the show’s famed studios. Will you be watching?

What do you think of Jason Momoa’s steamy promo moment? Will you be watching RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?