December 6, 2019

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ winner says she declined to perform on ‘The X Factor’ after learning that drag queens wouldn’t get paid


The Vivienne attends RuPaul's DragCon 2019 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on September 08, 2019 in New York City.

The winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” tweeted on Saturday that she initially planned to perform on “The X Factor” before she learned that the show doesn’t pay drag queens.
The Vivienne wrote that “Drag Race UK” finalist Baga Chipz invited her to perform together on the show, but that she declined once she learned that she wouldn’t get paid.
“Until they realise that drag queens are artists who […] Also need paying, I’ll politely decline,” she wrote on Twitter. “Everybody else will be getting paid apart from the drag queens? Not acceptable [sic]”
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According to the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK,” some performers get paid to appear on “The X Factor,” but not drag queens.

The Vivienne tweeted on Saturday that she declined an invitation to perform with “Drag Race UK” finalist Baga Chipz on the British competition show after learning she wouldn’t get paid.

“Until they realise that drag queens are artists who […] Also need paying, I’ll politely decline,” she wrote. “Everybody else will be getting paid apart from the drag queens? Not acceptable [sic]”

Was so honoured to be asked to perform on @TheXFactor this evening. However I decided not to. Until they realise that drag queens are artists who need Also need paying, I’ll politely decline. Everybody else will be getting paid apart from the drag queens? Not acceptable

— TheVivienne (@THEVIVIENNEUK) November 30, 2019

In replies, she added that Baga Chipz invited her to perform together, “But I believe artists should be paid. Especially by HUGE companies.”

Baga Chipz tweeted that she would be “cheering on” finalist Jenny Ryan for the live final episode of “The X Factor: Celebrity” that is airing Saturday night with hosts Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, and Louis Walsh.

Ryan is known for her role on the British series “The Chase.” Initially, she was eliminated from “The X Factor,” but brought back for the live shows after fan backlash. The Vivienne also wished her luck in another tweet.

Other celebrity performs on the final episode include The Pussycat Dolls, who are reuniting for the first time in a decade.

Neither The Vivienne or a representative for ITV, the network that owns ‘The X Factor,” immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.

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