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RuPaul's Drag Race star throws musical shade at Chick-Fil-A

Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race—and there are only two types of people in this world, fans of Drag Race and people who haven’t seen Drag Race—were shocked last night at the (spoiler alert) surprise elimination of label-whore/shade-thrower-in-chief Willam Belli for mysterious reasons. RuPaul dressed down Belli for “breaking the rules of the competition,” a maddeningly vague justification that has the Internet buzzing today. (Drugs? Hormone therapy? Confidentiality breach?) Of course, given Drag Race’s propensity for appropriating and blowing up reality-show tropes, there’s also the distinct possibility that Willam—who was a semi-successful actor before joining the program—and the producers conspired to create a false controversy that would bring both the show and Belli a little extra attention. Strengthening this suspicion is the oh-so-timely appearance of a new music video from Belli and two other queens titled “Chow Down (At Chick-Fil-A),” an ode to the hate-mongering-yet-delicious fried-chicken-shack. Belli’s justification for the song—which spoofs both Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On” and TLC’s “Waterfalls”—was that, after getting diarrhea from the fast-food chain, she figured, “The worst endorsement for a Christian chicken eatery is three drag queens. So it’s like, ‘Alright, alright, boo.’ In reality, I just wanted to wear a bobbed wig.” Whatever wig she’s wearing, though, it’s clear Willam’s real gift is for self-promotion—and covering her naked body in waffle fries. Alright, alright, boo.

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