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RuPaul has broken his silence about the death of RuPaul's Drag Race star Chi Chi DeVayne who passed away from pneumonia at age 34.

"I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne," RuPaul tweeted on the reality show's account on Thursday, August 20.

"I am so grateful that we got to experience her kind and beautiful soul. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all. On behalf of VH1, World of Wonder and the cast and crew of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I extend my deepest sympathy — from our family to hers."

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Chi Chi, born Zavion Davenport, appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race during season 8 in 2016. He returned for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars in 2018.

In an Instagram post in September 2018, the Shreveport, La. native announced he was diagnosed with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that causes hardening of the skin and internal organs.

"Lots of people don't know but I was Recently diagnosed with scleroderma," DeVayne wrote.

"I have been dealing with this over the past eight or nine months but was afraid to expose it to the public in fear of losing out on jobs and facing criticism from friends and fans... but i feel it's finally time to let the world know what's really going on with Chi Chi ... bottling this up has had me in a state of depression ... it has made me hate my appearance .. and also made me stray away from the public eye but I’m no longer hiding and living in a state of fear .. i just ask you all to keep me in your prayers as i battle with this life changing illness."

DeVayne was "rushed to the hospital" in July with possible kidney failure, according to a GoFundMe page created to raise money for medical expenses. DeVayne was "back in the hospital with pneumonia" earlier this month.

DeVayne's family released a statement on Instagram.com that reads:

"On behalf of the Davenport/Wyandon family it is with tremendous sorrow that my family and I announce the passing of my beloved son, Zavion Michael Davenport, the world renowned 'Chi Chi Davayne' [...] His final words to his family and friends, 'Never give up!'"

 

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Billy Porter clapped back at critics who object to his appearance on the children's educational TV series Sesame Street.

Porter lashed out at social media users who argue that there are some things children should not be exposed to - and a man in drag is one of those things.

Social media users expressed their outrage after Porter announced he'll be appearing on the show in the dress he wore to last year's Oscar Awards.

The Pose actor, who is a vocal member of the LGBT+ community, is renowned for his flamboyant style and red carpet attire, which includes dresses and feathers - lots of feathers.

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Porter, 50, will wear the black Christian Siriano tuxedo gown on an upcoming episode of the popular children's show later this year.

Critics, including the state senator of Arkansas, Jason Rapert, tore into Porter on Facebook, asking "Do you approve of your taxpayer dollars being used to promote the radical LGBTQ agenda?"

Rapert called for the end of taxpayer support for Sesame Street, a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series which critics say has become a progressive child-indoctrination program.

A petition circulated to have the episode pulled and even accused the program of trying to "sexualize children using drag queens."

The Broadway star clapped back in a chat with the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, insisting: "If you don't like it, don't watch it."

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Adding that it's unusual to make the mental leap from his dress to "perverted demon sex," he continued: "Like, what about me singing with a penguin (puppet, on the show) has anything to do with what I'm doing in my bedroom?"

"The really interesting thing for me is that that's what it's all about when it comes to LGBTQ people — the first thing everyone wants to talk about is how we having sex."

Porter concluded: "Stay out of my bedroom and you will be fine — that is none of your business."

But critics point the finger of blame at the LGBT+ community's highly sexualized and sexually immoral behavior during public spectacles such as Pride parades.

Kevin Clash, Sesame Street puppeteer and longtime voice of beloved puppet Elmo, resigned in 2012 at age 50, after several young men came forward and accused him of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers.

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A drag queen issued a stern warning to parents to keep their children away from the drag culture. Kitty Demure (not pictured) created a video warning parents: the drag scene is not for kids.

Demure's warning comes as more libraries are hosting drag queen story hour for children in some communities.

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Demure (pictured) describes himself as a "non-conformist gay who doesn't follow the leftist hive mind."

He said the sex-obsessed drag queen culture is no place for children.

"What in the h*ll has a drag queen ever done to make you have so much respect for them, and admire them so much, other than put on makeup and jump on the floor and writhe around and do sexual things on stage?" Demure said in the video.

"I have absolutely no idea why you would want that to influence your child," he added. "Would you want a stripper or a porn star to influence your child? It makes no sense at all. A drag queen performs in a night club for adults. There is a lot of filth that goes on, a lot of sexual stuff that goes on, and backstage there's a lot of nudity, sex and drugs," he continued.

"So I don't think this is an avenue you would want your child to explore. They could explore dressing up at home, like we all did, like all gay boys did. We all dressed [in drag] at home and we had a great time."

Demure said exposing children to drag queens is "extremely, extremely irresponsible on your part." He added:

"You might want to look like you're with it, that you're cool, that you're woke, that you're not a nazi, you're not a homophobe... whatever it may be. But you can raise your child to be just a normal, regular, everyday child without including them in gay, sexual things."

Demure said exposing children to the drag community is actually hurting the community.

"We have already had a reputation of being pedophiles and being perverts and deviants. We don't need you to bring your children around."

Demure urged parents to keep their children home or entertain them with trips to Disneyland, Chuck E. Cheese, or the circus.

He suggested taking teenagers to the gay clubs when they turn 18 - because that's an adult thing.

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By now you've seen the wildly popular "And I oop" GIF all over social media in 2019. The animated GIF, featuring drag queen Jasmine Master, is the most-viewed of 2019 according to GIPHY.com.

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The GIF shows Jasmine's reaction after accidentally hitting himself in the genitals during a video rant in a 2015 video video entitled "Jasmine Masters handle your liquor". The video garnered over 1.7 million views on YouTube.

The hilarious moment was converted into a GIF that is used to express social media's funniest fails or goofy occasions.

Jasmine posted an Instagram video of himself opening the box that contains his award from the GIPHY website.

Besides the popular GIF, Jasmine is best known for his appearance as a contestant on Rupaul's Drag Race. The Los Angeles-based drag performer appeared in season 7, All Stars season 4 and the 2018 Holi-slay special.
 

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