This Drag Queen Perfectly Embodied Sophia, the World’s First Robot ‘Citizen’
Sophia is a humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia the robot has been designed to respond to questions and has been interviewed around the world — she famously said she wanted to destroy humans (eek!). But now, Sophia the robot is calling for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia.
“Sophia is a big advocate for women’s rights, for rights of all human beings,” Hanson Robotics CEO David Hanson said. “She has been reaching out about women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and about rights for all human beings and all living beings on this planet.”
In October 2017, she became a Saudi Arabian citizen, the first robot to receive citizenship of any country.
And now, New York City based drag queen Aquaria debuted a Sophia-inspired look on social media.
“My favorite things about Sophia are probably her sense of humor and her fierce stunty looks,” Aquaria explained in an interview with Mic.com. “I wanted to dip my toes into the uncanny valley and also play off of all the funny memes that have been popping up across social media.”