Drag queen blasts Arizona governor candidate as a ‘hypocrite’ for drag digs
An Arizona drag queen called Trump-endorsed GOP governor primary candidate Kari Lake a "hypocrite" for targeting drag performers, saying she attended his shows.
A popular Arizona drag queen is blasting Kari Lake — the front-runner in the state's Republican primary for governor — as a "hypocrite" for targeting drag performers, saying she was a frequent attendee of his shows.
Rick Stevens, who has performed as Barbra Seville in the state for decades, said he felt compelled to speak out against his former friend after she latched onto a right-wing campaign against drag queen story hours, in which drag queens read to children in public spaces.
"They kicked God out of schools and welcomed the Drag Queens. They took down our Flag and replaced it with a rainbow. They seek to disarm Americans and militarize our Enemies," Lake said in a tweet last week. "Let's bring back the basic: Gods, Guns & Glory."
Stevens fired back on Facebook, saying that since Lake "waded in to the war on drag queens, know she is a complete hypocrite."
"I’ve performed for Kari’s birthday, I’ve performed in her home (with children present,) and I’ve performed for her at some of the seediest bars in Phoenix," Stevens wrote.