People who are saying Jinkx is just a bad Sharon (including Sharon). Get ya life.
Her style is completely different and they’re being compared because they were both the outcasts of their seasons. Have your opinion, you’re allowed to not want Jinkx to win, but that’s just inaccurate.
There has been a LOT of discussion on Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter (the whole internet basically) about Sharon Needle’s comments.
What I find most interesting is that one line - “Jinkx Monsoon is a cheap version of me” - is taken from all of this:
“… The “I’m just a freak,” uh, that was last year. This year I need to see some higher stakes. And when I look at Roxxxy I see a tangible, marketable, beautiful drag queen. She has something we all think is a bad thing now days: bitchiness. I think being a bitch is a good thing. Being a bitch is the way a man in a dress defends himself. And with Jinkx I see theatrics, I see humor, I see comedy, but I also see a little room for improvement visually and a little more need for improvement about not needing to defend her craft so much. You know, if it was Detox she’d just be like “bitch, please.” So if you take Roxxxy Andrews and you take Jinkx Monsoon and you put them in a blender and you squeeze it into a glass you get a foaming glass of Alaska Thunderfuck. You get tangible beauty, you get Hollywood, you get humor, you get theatrics, you get drama. Alaska Thunderfuck for the win. She is Vanna White on acid, can I get a letter please?”
Fan: “I love that Roxxxy showed Phi Phi how to truly be a fuckin’ bitch.”
“I think Phi Phi was a better bitch. Because when Phi Phi was going, she’d be like “You don’t belong here! You have no talent!” All Roxxxy would do was like “Aw bitch please, go home.” She wasn’t that mean! …I was doing my makeup and I was like damn, I don’t wanna quit my job. Have you ever been fired from a job you didn’t wanna be fired from? You’re like this hurts. Especially if I have to give it to someone who worships [???]… I don’t want it going to Jinkx. I don’t want someone doing a cheap version of what I’m doing. I want it going to a new face, a new style, a new eon, a new decade of drag, you know? Almost to the point where if it has to go to Roxxxy, give it to Roxxxy, no t no shade.”
That is a lot of words to condense into a single, simplified notion, taken somewhat out of context.
Personally, I’m Team Jinkx, but more so I’m team RPDR!
Remember, it’s a (heavily-edited) television show, and Sharon is at the end of the day just a single strongly opinionated individual with a lot riding on a certain contestant…
30 April 2013