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Plane Jane reveals pre-Drag Race drama with Bob the Drag Queen

Plane Jane reveals pre-Drag Race drama with Bob the Drag Queen

Plane Jane; Bob The Drag Queen on RuPaul's Drag Race
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RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen has now responded to Plane Jane's accusations pertaining to a past interaction between them.

We have another chapter in the feud between RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen and season 16 finalist Plane Jane.

In January 2024, Bob and Plane threw some shade toward each other after Bob critiqued Plane's talent show number from season 16, episode 2. This felt like a completely new drama between the two Drag Race alumni, but it now seems like there's more to the story.

On Thursday, April 25, Plane appeared on Give It to Me Straight and was asked by host Maddy Morphosis, "Before we were filming, you made a comment about Bob actually [being] a huge inspiration for you getting into drag. How did Bob influence your drag?"

In response, Plane teased that there was more to this story than Drag Race fans had already seen. Plane recalled attending a tour with the queens of Drag Race season 8 where Bob hosted a game of trivia with the audience. Eventually, Bob asked a question that Plane knew the answer to. But upon raising her hand to answer the question, Bob allegedly reacted with, "You, 18-year-old Jewish kid here."

"[Bob], like, clocked it," Plane told Maddy. "Clocked it, because I'm sure he's [bleep] many of us. Miz Cracker, hello!" It's assumed that the bleeped-out word used by Plane was "f**ked."

Plane explained that this interaction with Bob was extremely significant in her life, saying:

"In that small, tiny little interaction, I was like, 'I never want to be on the receiving end of that ever again. I will never be looked at by this as if I'm like a prop, an audience member, a nothing. I saw in Bob's eyes, in that moment, that he felt that he was the star and that I was just, you know, a little moment. And I said, 'No, honey, I am the star. And one day, I will be holding that mic, and somebody else will be answering the trivia question." Plane went on to reinforce that Bob made her feel "like nothing" at this moment.

With her signature shady-but-diplomatic approach, Maddy asked if that situation affected how Plane reacted to Bob's critiques of her talent show. "That was a lot of a lot of feelings for burger," Maddy joked.

"I see what you mean," Plane responded. "I just feel like Bob had a lot of feelings for burger. So the many feelings that Bob had were reciprocated with, quite frankly, less feelings... because I didn't say as much as I could have, but I'll do so now."

The season 16 finalist recalled:

"I feel like Bob dwelled on it a little bit too long. [And] it's not just Bob. A few alumni girls just didn't get it, which is fine. [But Bob] went on these tirades about how it was so unoriginal, and 'everyone's trying to be stupid now.' It was just so... it, like, mimicked the opinions of hating-ass b*tches and hating-ass fans. Just say you don't like it, you don't find it funny, and move on."

"Don't go on these tirades mimicking the opinions of dumb fans who don't know sh*t about sh*t," Plane noted. "[Don't] say that I'm being inauthentic because I did a dumb number that had to do with food, which has been done only a few times, mind you, in the scope of Drag Race. You know what's been done more times? Any other f*cking original song about nothing except for like, 'I'm so [bleep], I'm so [bleep], yay.'"

Maddy asked Plane if she thought that Bob's comments were "less of an opinion about the song and more of an attack on" Plane herself.

"Literally," Plane replied. "I felt like it was unwarranted. It was a very strong opinion for an [alum] of the franchise who had done this show before and [who] knows the whole rigor of it or whatever… and how the fans can treat you thereafter. I just thought it was a little bit annoying, and honestly irresponsible, if I do say so myself."

This topic ended with Plane acknowledging her intentions behind her original song featured on Drag Race. "I totally know that ['Burger Finger' is] like 'an idiotic ketchup stain on a white t-shirt' equivalent of a song. But there was effort behind that. There was effort and thought behind that, regardless of what people want to say. And it didn't really have anything to do with Jimbo, to be honest with you. It was a number that I performed before the show. It came from mine and my friend's stupid little mind."

On Monday, April 29, Bob addressed Plane's claims during an episode ("The One Where We Weren't Invited to the Cécred Launch") of her Sibling Rivalry podcast with Monét X Change. "I was the reason [Plane] started doing drag," Bob told Monét, who hadn't heard about the situation. "But it's not because she was inspired by me."

Bob then explained the full story shared by Plane and added a few comments along the way. "Plane goes, 'In that moment, the way that Bob looked at me like I was nothing. Like I was just an audience member. Like I was just a prop and she was the star.' I was like… I was the star and you were an audience member."

The season 8 winner continued, "I don't think I treated you mean. I just asked you a question and I gave you a prize. (…) How did [that turn into] your villain origin story? Mama, kudos for saying that. For resenting."

"But I didn't say anything mean," Bob reaffirmed. "She was an 18-year-old Jewish kid!"

Monét chimed in, "Whatever, that's how she took it."

The jury is still out on whether Plane will react to Bob's new statements or will simply let this situation die down for the time being. Both of these queens are booked and blessed at the moment. Hopefully, though, their paths cross at some point in the future and they're able to bury the hatchet once and for all.

You can watch Plane Jane's full interview on Give It to Me Straight below.

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.