‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is renowned for making positive headlines for its advancement of images of the LGBTQIA community in the media sphere.
However, season 12 of the Emmy award-winning show was thrust into controversy thanks to contestant Sherry Pie – who sat down on the Tamron Hall Show to break his silence on his shocking acts.
The drag performer, whose real name is Joey Gugliemelli, made headlines after being disqualified from the competition in March 2020 after admitting to sexually exploiting several men.
The drama surrounding his involvement with the show surfaced hours before the first episode aired.
It became apparent that Gugliemelli had posed as a fake casting director named Allison Mossie and bamboozled male acting hopefuls into sending money and revealing photos of themselves under the pretense of pitching them for roles.
More than a dozen men have stepped forward to identify themselves as victims of the abhorrent catfishing/sexual abusive scheme.
Gugliemelli has admitted all that he’s been accused of and sat down with Tamron Hall to discuss the situation in-depth.
Watch the interview below…
The interview itself polarized many before it even took place, for many in the LGBTQIA community felt Hall shouldn’t have given Gugliemelli a platform at all.
A sentiment Hall acknowledged but responded to by stressing the journalistic necessity/integrity of sometimes having uncomfortable conversations with figures of controversy.
With that, what are…