Over the weekend, New York City drag queen Sherry Pie recently made a return to the drag scene resulting in mixed reactions from the community.
RuPaul’s Drag Race fans may remember Sherry as the queen who was disqualified from the competition show after reports of fraud and sexual misconduct surfaced during her season 12 run. This marked the first time in franchise history that a competitor was disqualified before a Werk Room entrance.
Buzzfeed first reported allegations of Sherry Pie catfishing as a casting director in 2020. According to the report, she convinced up-and-coming actors to film audition scenes partially nude and “recite a sexually suggestive monologue.” This went on for a period of nearly ten years.
A number of victims came forward with their stories just hours after the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12. This resulted in Sherry being edited out of the majority of episodes and an official announcement made by VH1, ahead of Pie's television debut. Additionally, she was not invited to participate in the show’s reunion nor finale.
Hey all,” Pie posted to her Instagram stories on Friday. “I want to say thanks so much for the positivity. Returning to social medias is a large step in my mental health journey and this decision was not made lightly. It has been made easier by those who have stood by me as I learn and grow.
“I really appreciate your patience and the opportunity to share my art,” Pie added. “I am doing this for myself and for those who appreciate this. I understand that this will make some upset or angry. It’s ok to be upset and feel what you feel. I can only say I am a flawed human being doing my best to be a better person.
“I’m a work in progress,” Sherry concluded. “Thank you.”
After being officially disqualified from the show, Sherry Pie issued fans an apology and even made an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show nearly a year later to discuss the accusations and backlash that she received.Subscribe to Drag Society for specially curated boxes featuring your favorite celebrity drag queens– join the Society today!