One of Arizona’s best-known drag queens has taken off his gloves to assault longtime former pal and professed MAGA fanatic gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake for what he considers her baldfaced hypocrisy about drag reveals.
Lake’s marketing campaign indignantly tweeted Friday that “they kicked God out of schools and welcomed the Drag Queens. They took down our Flag and replaced it with a rainbow.”
But Lake has attended “countless” drag reveals and personal occasions that includes Richard Stevens, who has carried out for 25 years as sassy Barbra Seville, the Arizona Republic reported Friday. Stevens has shared textual content messages from Lake, and images and social media posts of her hyperlinks to Stevens and drag reveals.
Stevens advised the newspaper he as soon as even carried out as Marilyn Monroe in entrance of Lake’s daughter when she was 9 or 10 years outdated.
“She’s picked a side in the culture war, but her actions in the past don’t support it,” Stevens told the Republic in an article revealed Saturday.
“Of course my feelings are hurt. It just proves that she is a hypocrite. … She’s thrown away my friendship to get votes from people that would rather hate gays or hate drag queens,” stated Stevens.
In a 2014 Instagram message — unearthed by Brahm Resnick, a reporter with NBC affiliate KPNX in Phoenix — Lake writes: “Half of what I learned about makeup I learned from watching friends like Barbra Seville.”
Lake’s marketing campaign advised KPNX on Saturday that “Richard’s accusations are full of lies.”
The candidate’s spokesperson, Ross Trumble, advised the Republic that Lake’s daughter had attended a child bathe the place Stevens “showed up as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator.”
It “wasn’t a drag show, and the issue we’re talking about isn’t adults attending drag shows, either,” the marketing campaign advised KPNX. “The issue is activists sexualizing children and that has got to stop.”
A marketing campaign assertion additionally famous: “Not once has [Lake’s] daughter been to a drag show. But since she is over the age of 18, if she chooses to do so, that’s completely up to her.”
The marketing campaign apparently didn’t tackle whether or not Lake and Stevens, who was referred to by his first identify, had been mates, or whether or not Lake attended drag reveals.
Others have accused Lake, who was beforehand a Democrat, of faking her right-wing credentials and indignation in a bid to journey the extremist prepare to victory over Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. She’s additionally highlighting the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump as a part of her marketing campaign.
When pressed, Lake may solely show she has been a member of the National Rifle Association since final yr, in line with the Republic. She additionally as soon as proposed an amnesty plan for tens of millions of migrants, however now needs them out of the state.