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Vegan drag queen Scaredy Kat is to compete in the debut season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – which is set to air this October on BBC Three.
Scaredy Kat also attended the London Animal Rights March earlier this month, which saw a record-breaking 12,000 activists head to Parliament Square for a rally, stopping on en-route to blockade Trafalgar Square for almost an hour.
‘The Earth feels very attacked’
“The Earth feels very attacked, I feel very attacked, we all feel very attacked – do something to help the environment,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Cut down on or cut out meat and dairy; don’t buy bottled water; walk and use public transport; take short showers, and turn off your lights! I can’t wait to launch my website where I’ll give you lots more info on stuff you can do to help (if you want… if you love me you will.”
Scaredy Kat’s girlfriend, Pussy Kat, is also vocal about veganism, writing on Instagram: “I do not enjoy cow t*t juice. Or any other animal t*t juice. If you like t*t juice, I suggest you either drink your own or your mother’s.
“Love is love and animal lovers should love every animal, dog, cow, cat or sheep. Every being who has a face, a heart, a family and friends should be given a chance at life. Just like us, animals feel pain too and no-one deserves a captive life or painful death. So basically [be] kind!”
Last year, the show was slammed by vegans after contestant Asia O’Hara released live butterflies from her costume – resulting in many of them dying.
O’Hara took to Instagram to apologize for the stunt, saying: “I just want to let everyone know how sad and heartbroken I am that my lip sync performance during the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race turned out.
“Despite months of research and rehearsing with a professional company, what I hoped would be an amazing and safe display of optimism and a surprise for everyone including production and the network, it did not go as planned. I would like to publicly offer the entire world my deepest apology.
“It’s important that everyone knows that I would never purposely hurt any living being and have the utmost respect for all animals.”
PETA Senior Vice President, Lisa Lange, said: “Asia O’Hara has apologized for this misguided stunt, and PETA hopes the sad spectacle will sway the show to adopt a policy that bans all live animals and stops lip syncs from being literally killer.”
*This article was updated on August 28 to attribute quote to Scaredy Kat’s girlfriend, Pussy Kat