RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 star Brooke Lynn Hytes ‘sorry’ for blackface post
Just days before the launch of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11, contestant Brooke Lynn Hytes has been forced to apologise for a blackface Instagram post.
Brooke Lynn Hytes, one of the 15 new queens taking part in the upcoming season of the drag reality show, has come under fire over the resurfaced post from 2013.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 star Brooke Lynn Hytes posed with blackface drag queen
In the 2013 post to her Instagram page, the Canadian drag star posed with Toronto performer Daytona B***h, who is in blackface.
The drag star, real name Brock Hayhoe, posted the photo with the caption: “There are no words. :@daytona_bitch #love #dragqueens #blackface.”
The post resurfaced ahead of the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 premiere on February 28, forcing the drag star to issue an apology.
In a public statement on Instagram, Brooke Lynn Hytes said: “It recently came to my attention that an old photo of me with another drag queen who is in blackface surfaced.
“This post was irresponsible on my part; it was rooted in ignorance and came from a place of naivety and privilege.
“I take responsibility for this and deeply apologize to everyone. In the six years since this post have learned, grown and evolved as a person and am ashamed that this less informed version of myself might be some followers’ first impression of me and what stand for.”
Brooke Lynn Hytes: Blackface post was ‘uninformed mistake’
The post from 2013 appears to have now been deleted.
Brooke Lynn Hytes added: “That post was an uninformed mistake that is not indicative of my politics or beliefs. However, my lack of understanding back then is no excuse. know I should have done better at that time.”
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