Four episodes into season nine of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and we’ve got our first work room fight — between two of the favorite queens. When plus-size Southern belle Eureka O’Hara makes a joke about eating disorders, Brooklyn’s own Sasha Velour says she’s gone too far, and Eureka’s apology would not win any lip synchs.
As the queens are beating their faces for a daytime talk show challenge where they must interview special guest judge Naya Rivera (“Glee”), surprise returning queen Cynthia Lee Fontaine says, “Can I tell you guys about one of the disorders that I have?” To which Eureka, the only plus size queen this season who has been in the top three twice already, replies, “Eating.” “Don’t joke about that, it’s really inappropriate,” says Sasha, applying a deep magenta lip gloss.
When Eureka gets defensive, Sasha says, “I have a long history with eating disorders,” before Eureka interrupts her again, and the exchange only escalates from there. The knives, or the nails, are indeed out.
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” airs Fridays at 8 pm on VH1.