Exclusive: Milk Is Ready for ‘Drag Race’ Fans to Finally Stop the Online Bullying
We had the opportunity to chat with Drag Race alum Milk on the red carpet of the GLAAD Rising Stars luncheon in New York City, on Friday, May 4. In our exclusive Milk interview we chat about DragCon L.A. (coming up this weekend), the prevalence of online bullying in the Drag Race community and his story arc on All Stars 3.
HORNET: DragCon L.A. is coming up, and you’re going to be there!
MILK: Yes! It’s very exciting. It’s overwhelming at times, but to see so many little kids that are free to be themselves and who are hand-in-hand with their parents who bring them along is so special.
You’re on a panel all about online bullying. Tell me a little bit about that and why that’s important to you.
I think the fandom of Drag Race is very deep and very loving, but at the same time can be very hateful. I think it’s time for us as queens to sort of educate them that what they see on TV is for entertainment purposes and the things that we say on TV can’t always be said to a stranger.
So to tell me to go kill myself is not something that is helpful. So I just think they need to separate reality television from actual reality.