‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ cast pushes back against hate, threats | lifestyle

NEW YORK (AP) — As the cast of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” celebrated a new season, the show’s creators credited the popularization of drag and expressed concern over protests and threats to the performance style at the heart of the long-running series.

“RuPaul really brought drag into the mainstream, really made people realize that it’s an art form more than anything else,” contestant Marcia Marcia Marcia told The Associated Press at the season 15 premiere in New York on Thursday. The new season starts Friday on MTV.

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