Why Did Baby Leave ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’?
RuPaul’s Drag Race has been on the air since 2009, giving viewers an amazing insight into the world of drag. The show recently announced that one of its beloved stars, Baby, was leaving the show after eight years. So what led to Baby’s departure?
Lack of “Drag-centred” Content
Baby has been open about the fact that their departure from the show was due to a lack of “drag-centred” content. They felt that the show was focusing too much on drag-adjacent opportunities, such as make-up tutorials, book deals and celebrity collaborations. This lack of “true drag” left Baby feeling unsatisfied, leading to their eventual choice to leave.
Baby has also been open about the health issues they have been facing. They revealed that the long days on set and the grueling schedule of filming left Baby feeling exhausted and depleted. This is a serious issue and Baby’s decision to prioritise their health was admirable.
Lack of Recognition
Baby has revealed that they felt they were not receiving enough recognition for the work they were putting in. They felt that the show rewarded drag queens who adopted more “mainstream” looks, while ignoring those who featured unique looks and styles. This was a contributing factor in their eventual decision to leave the show.
Baby has been an integral part of RuPaul’s Drag Race for eight years, but the time had come for them to move on. Their decision to leave the show was due to a combination of factors, such as a lack of “drag-centred” content, health issues, and a lack of recognition for their work. However, we hope that Baby will continue to be successful in whatever path they choose, and we hope to see them back on the show in the future.