Hey girl! Not everyone's happy about AOC's star turn on <i>RuPaul's Drag Race</i>_1


Hell hath no fury quite like the rabid Republican Twitter mob scorned.

And in its latest exercise in absurdity, it's tackled Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or for those with a penchant for abbreviation, AOC) over her upcoming guest judging role on RuPaul's Drag Race.

For those who say "RuPaul's what?", a quick history lesson.

The reality series is hosted by the eponymous drag queen, where contestants battle it out in Project Runway-style competitions to win $US100,000 and be crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar".

Oh, and the bottom-ranking queens duel in a winner-takes-all lip sync contest, with the loser sashaying away. Talk about fierce, with a capital F.

And the show's alumni have used their newfound fame to star in movies like A Star is Born and host their own Netflix series.

Now you're up to speed on this pop cultural phenomenon, let's continue.



Similarly to Australia, US anti-LGBTIQ+ figures have moved the post-marriage equality fight to fearmongering over drag queens, who claim they indoctrinate children into radical queer culture, and promote a "corrosive gender ideology" through events such as Drag Queen Story Time.

However, supporters of the program believe nothing could be further from the truth, saying it only promotes diversity and allows children to see people who defy the gender binary for the first time.

Season 12 of RuPaul's Drag Race commences on February 28, and can be viewed through Australian streaming service Stan.