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I helped my parents set up Disney+ so they could watch Dancing With The Stars on there, and I saw there's a drag queen competing on the show.

While introducing himself, he said his pronouns are she/her while in drag and he/him when he isn't. It seems he'll be in drag for the entirely of the show though.

Since he's in a wig and a dress and heels, they paired him with a male dancer. The dancer said something about being proud to be part of the first all-male team on Dancing With The Stars, and I was a little surprised they'd let something that factual be said on TV, even if the drag queen isn't a TIM.

I helped my parents set up Disney+ so they could watch Dancing With The Stars on there, and I saw there's a drag queen competing on the show. While introducing himself, he said his pronouns are she/her while in drag and he/him when he isn't. It seems he'll be in drag for the entirely of the show though. Since he's in a wig and a dress and heels, they paired him with a male dancer. The dancer said something about being proud to be part of the first all-male team on Dancing With The Stars, and I was a little surprised they'd let something that factual be said on TV, even if the drag queen isn't a TIM.

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unfortunately i know a lot about modern drag as i used to be a fan of it until i found radical feminism, so i know who you’re talking about. it’s weird because i thought those dancing programmes didn’t allow people with prior dancing skills to compete, and i know the drag queen in question used to be a dance teacher.

I think they're desperate for anyone with any level of fame to draw in viewers, so they stopped caring about fairness. Last year they had JoJo Siwa on the show, who has literally been training to be a dancer since she was a toddler. They've also had members of boy bands and other performers where dancing is a big part of their show. All of that dance experience doesn't count because it's not specifically ballroom dancing or something.

ahhh right. seems a bit silly imo but i can sort of understand it in the context of the programme. i'm more of a fan of more "trashy" reality tv so i never really gave this show in particular a shot. i do remember that the australian version (i think) had another drag queen on it which i thought a similar thing about the dancing at the time.

great username by the way! used to spent a lot of time as a kid thinking about bunyips (and yowies) lol.

Thanks, I actually saw the name in a Final Fantasy game when I was a kid and thought it sounded funny, only years later did I learn about the Australian mythology behind it. Out of curiosity I decided to look up your username, and I think yours is much better, what an inspirational woman

I'm glad I decided to skip this season. I didn't want to reward Disney for moving a perfectly good time filler to their streaming service, while replacing it in network with idk what. I would be so annoyed if paid to watch some drag queen dance poorly. Jojo and her (female) teacher were a great pair last season, I can't imagine a dude in a dress can top their creativity, he has already decided to be boring.

Surely this is offensive to both sides - he’s either saying:

1) his gender identity changes when he puts on a dress - except trans people say they can’t control/choose their gender identity? Wouldn’t this be really offensive to them?

2) he’s still a man but chooses to use she/her for … fun? Also sounds pretty offensive, given how serious trans people are about pronouns.

And in either case he’s offending women, saying we’re just a costume for men to wear and take off as they please.

Weird, it used to be that little girls fantasized about being the Disney Princess, but that got to be too chauvinistic. Now to keep sales up they sell little boys a fantasy of being a Queen.

I wonder what old Walt would say about that?