RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez has found herself reported on quite a lot recently, and today is no different. She just published a menacing status update to her Facebook page that resembles a threat: “Fair warning: DO NOT attend RuPaul’s DragCon on May 12, 2018. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” As of press time the Tyra Sanchez threat has amassed 200 comments and more than 100 shares on the social media platform.
Many people on Facebook commented that her post was not OK. One person writes, “427 mass shootings in America in 2017, 96 in 2018 alone, and you think it’s cute to post a ‘warning’ like this. This is NOT okay Tyra.”
This Tyra Sanchez threat comes two weeks after DragCon officials banned her from the L.A. convention after she threatened to harm fellow queens Phi Phi O’Hara and Tatianna.
Recently O’Hara tweeted out a video of Sanchez threatening violence against herself and Tatianna. In the video, Sanchez says, “But when you see Ms. Phi Phi and Ms. Motherfucking Tati’s ass stretched out on the motherfucking ground, you will know it was me. Yeah, I may not have physically did it, but it will be my doing. Remember that shit, bitch.”
O’Hara tweeted at DragCon, saying that someone threatening violence shouldn’t be allowed a booth at the annual drag convention, which celebrates its fourth year in 2018. “There should be no booth for anyone who threatens hate/violence!” O’Hara wrote.
DragCon organizers told Sanchez she had to sincerely apologize for her behavior. In an email that Sanchez shared on social media, they wrote, “As it currently stands, we cannot allow you to come to DragCon (in any form). We need to see you make a sincere public apology. This apology has to make it clear that you do not condone violence against another person (including other queens) and that you will in no way encourage others to act violently (or otherwise inappropriately).”
That “sincere apology” doesn’t seem to have come down the pipeline, and now we’re seeing this Tyra Sanchez threat.