If you don't already watch RuPaul's Drag Race, I highly suggest it. It's one of the highlights of my week. I grab a glass of wine, pop some popcorn, and tune into who will be sashaying away that time. I get to sit and watch in awe of the intricate makeup looks, swoon over the large array of wigs, and legit gag over the insane costumes.
And of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the lively and innovative lingo that the drag queens deliver every single episode. So in case you didn't know, the gay community is responsible for much of the popular slang we use today. If you've ever asked "What's the tea," encouraged something with the word "yassss," or urged someone to "werk," you've used terms and phrases that originated in the gay and drag communities. And believe it or not, it can be hella cringey for them to hear others sharing the lingo or monopolizing it for mainstream consumption. However, if someone is going to use it, the least they can do is give proper credit.
That's where this latest beauty YouTuber drama comes in. James Charles is catching some serious heat after using a term from Drag Race in one of his most recent videos, and not giving props to the right person for its origin. In addition, much of the gay community feels like he should have just kept the phrase to himself.