BBC dismisses RuPaul’s Drag Race UK ‘misogyny’ complaints

All the films you didn’t realise are on Netflix to binge in isolation: From Space Jam to Coming to AmericaThe BBC has dismissed complaints against RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (Picture: BBC)

The BBC has dismissed complaints against RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

In its fortnightly report, the channel released the results of several complaints filed against shows, also including The One Show, Question Time and Big Night In.

For Drag Race UK, the Beeb decided to not uphold complaints made against the queer reality show that it was ‘based on a misogynistic premise.’

The Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) dismissed these claims in the new report.

They also decided to not uphold accusations that The Graham Norton Show made an offensive comment saying that ‘men had it easy’ or the BBC News at Ten, for suggested bias against Israel.

Drag Race – which has run for 12 seasons including four ‘All-stars’ spin-offs in the US – made its British debut last year, with guest judges including Cheryl, Maisie Williams and Andrew Garfield.

The inaugural season of the show was won by The Vivienne, who faced off against Baga Chipz and Davina De Campo in the final.

All the films you didn’t realise are on Netflix to binge in isolation: From Space Jam to Coming to AmericaThe Vivienne won the inaugural season of Drag Race UK (Picture: (Credits: Getty Images)

Series two of the popular show has already been commissioned – but filming had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Confirming the news, a BBC spokesperson said: ‘In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, production on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will be temporarily pausing filming both in consultation with and supported by the BBC.

‘We will continue to review all productions on a case by case basis and will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the Foreign Office, World Health Organisation and Public Health England.’

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And it seems like two more superstar judges may be along for the ride, as Dame Judi Dench and Joanna Lumley have apparently signed up to appear.

Apparently, Supermodel of the World, Naomi Campbell will also be along for the ride.

Buckle up your belts, girls.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK airs on BBC Three.

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