Though RuPaul's Drag Race is more visible than ever right now, the show's namesake is not. Over the past three months, outside of filming the reunion and finale episodes of Drag Race season 12 — in a mask — as well as a few game show appearances, the drag performer has notably been absent from social media. And it's not just Instagram: Ru's last post likes and posts on Twitter were from March. He's wiped his platforms entirely— it's worth it that some tweets still come up as Twitter's cache is sometimes wonky.
This morning eagle-eyed fans realized that the posts on Ru's Instagram account had been zeroed out. Late last night, according to screen recordings, the posts began disappearing one-by-one. There was no indication or explanation of why, but some have assumed it might be for a large project. Others believed that Ru was being hacked. What complicates the matter is the fact that Drag Race alum Kameron Michaels also has an empty Instagram account.
Like RuPaul, Michaels also has wiped her Twitter account.
What is going on here?
With the timing of it all, one would assume that this a part of some sort of coordinated effort. That said, RuPaul has been dead silent on social prior as the world has gone through the global pandemic, and as the Black Lives Matter protests have been organized globally.
To our knowledge, the only Drag Race project launching this week outside of the latest episode of All Stars 5 is Canada's Drag Race. Looks like we'll have to wait and see if this is the sign of something new or of RuPaul and Kameron Michaels just being extremely bored.