RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Trixie Mattel & George Santos Throw Shade

Trixie Mattel knows how to throw shade online and off. The RuPaul’s Drag Race winner doesn’t hold back in a Twitter battle against George Santos.

United States Representative George Santos, who has been shrouded in controversy since he was elected to Congress in January, briefly paused his political work to engage in a Twitter battle with RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Trixie Mattel. Trixie, who originally competed in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7, successfully redeemed herself when she won the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar during RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 3. Since her victory in 2021, Trixie has remained a fan-favorite and has continued to delight fans with her musical endeavors, recent HBO Max reality show Trixie Motel and, of course, her beloved friendship with Katya Zamolodchikova.


While RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Trixie’s shady personality and sense of humor are adored by millions of people and RuPaul, one person she clearly hasn’t managed to impress is Santos after the pair ended up in an unintentionally hilarious Twitter exchange. After Santos criticized Jon Lovitz’s recent impression of him, Trixie suggested that the comedian’s performance could have failed because “the source material was weak.”

In a move that simultaneously surprised no one and everyone, Santos replied to Trixie’s shade but came back with a read of his own. “Clearly you know about weak acting skills,” the politician wrote with an attached GIF of Trixie’s cringey Drag Race All Stars season 3 Snatch Game impersonation of RuPaul. Not one to back down from a challenge, the Drag Race star quickly used Santos’ words against him with the explanation, “I am not an actor! I was young and I had fun at a festival!”

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Representative George Santos Called Out For Lies

Trixie Mattel from RuPaul's Drag Race

While Santos has gained fame through his position in Congress, it’s his unnecessarily list of lies which have made him an Internet sensation, such as the proven false claims that his mother perished on September 11, 2001, and that he once guest starred on Hannah Montana. Although it’s hard to tell what is actually true about his personal life, the U.S. representative shocked successful RuPaul’s Drag Race alum and ordinary voters alike when photos surfaced of Santos in Brazil as an alleged drag queen named Kitara Ravache. Santos claimed that he never dressed in drag before he eventually admitted that he “had fun at a festival,” hence the inspiration behind Trixie’s read.

Trixie and Santos’ Twitter battle was unexpected, but RuPaul’s Drag Race fans are well aware that Trixie and other popular queens know how to throw shade and make a joke at the same time. After all, one staple challenge on RuPaul’s Drag Race that viewers always look forward to is the Reading Challenge. Although many queens fail to sew garments on RuPaul’s Drag Race, when the library opens and RuPaul whips out a stylish pair of glasses, the contestants left must read one another in the name of humor, which has led to some outrageously funny remarks and sly digs over the years.

That being said, while Trixie is a natural comedian, it’s clear that she meant every word when she came for Santos. Although it’s hard to tell when or where Trixie will make another reality television appearance, fans have plenty to look forward to offline as RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15 continues to unfold. In the meantime, time will tell whether there will be a second round between the famous drag queen and New York-based politician.

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.

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Source: Trixie Mattel/Twitter

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