Spoiler alert: This post about The Vixen contains spoilers from the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.
After a season full of feuding and falling in the bottom, The Vixen has finally left the building.
The latest episode of Drag Race had the queens singing live in a Cher-themed musical that told the story of the legendary performer’s life. But after failing to connect with the judges as ’70s Variety Show Cher, Vixen lost to Asia O’Hara in the lip sync and was told to sashay away. (Ironically, after weeks of screaming that the controversial queen needed to get the boot for her unpolished outfits on the runway, I actually thought tonight was the best she’s ever looked.)
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) May 11, 2018
The Vixen entered the Season 10 workroom saying “I’m just here to fight,” so in that respect, she should be able to leave the show with her head held high because her mission was most definitely accomplished. Not a single episode went by without the Chicago queen yelling at another contestant.
Whether it was because she felt that they “poked the bear” and attacked her or because they admitted on the runway that she deserved to go home next, Vixen found plenty of reasons to get into arguments during her time on the show. And whether the fights were justified or not, the negative energy definitely sucked a lot of the fun out of the workroom.
Things really came to a head on last week’s Snatch Game episode after The Vixen hypocritically demanded Eureka change her personality, despite previously getting upset for being asked to do the same.
But for all her faults, the queen brought a lot of important issues to light during her time on Season 10. During a fight with Aquaria in an early episode of Untucked, she brought up the fact that black queens too often get painted as the villain on Drag Race for behaving the same way as their white counterparts, and she wasn’t wrong. The political queen shed a light on the issue of racism within the Drag Race fandom that had previously not been discussed on the show.
During her final episode, Vixen was pulled aside by Asia for a heart-to-heart chat, which allowed for another meaningful conversation about race and how pain from childhood can affect you as an adult. While you may not agree with the way Vixen went about expressing her feelings, she at least brought important issues to the table that were previously relegated to dark corners of Twitter.
But with the ability to stir up so many feelings in both the contestants and viewers at home, what did fans actually think of The Vixen? When she first called out the race issue in the aforementioned fight with Aquaria at the start of the season, many people praised the queen for being vocal about something that was so worthy of being discussed. But as the season progressed, many turned on her for her unwavering negativity and perceived hypocrisy.
So on her last night in the competition, what were fans’ final thoughts on the controversial queen? Take a look at a random sampling of opinions from Twitter, and head back here on Friday to read our farewell interview with The Vixen.
— Bobby (@bbotx92) May 11, 2018
— Krystina Bernardinelli (@KtinaBernards) May 11, 2018
I have my issues with the vixen, but saying the evil is defeated b/c she got eliminated? Y'all…. She wasn't evil, just really really really really really combative…. That's me though #DragRace
— Shanti 💜 (@demonwon) May 11, 2018
— 𝓛eka ♅ (@ughleka) May 11, 2018
I'm can't take it anymore.
Not one person has painted The Vixen as an angry black woman. Her first words in the competition wasn't her name, her beliefs, it was "I'm here to fight." And proceeded to do that.
She set that tone for herself.#DragRace
— La Bronx James (@_shaaaun_) May 4, 2018
So grateful to not have to listen to vixen's bitterness anymore! Though there will be less drama now 🤷 after last episode I was done #DragRace
— Elaina (@NerdQueen645) May 11, 2018
Smh the vixen just got her act together and now she's gone #DRAGRACE
— wont take no mohre (@liz_da_hand) May 11, 2018
— Joey LeBlanc (@jdleblanc9) May 11, 2018
People think Vixen is annoying and others think Eureka is annoying. Both opinions are correct. They’re both annoying. #dragrace
— LM. 👻🎃 (@live_in_gal_pal) May 11, 2018
Vixen won the lip sync, but it’s probably for the best. She was great on the show but the hate towards her was only going to get worse. #DragRace
— Matt Maltese (@tesey20) May 11, 2018
Am I the only one that feels sad for The Vixen? I think she’s incredibly smart and talented, but has a lot to sort out personally. I hope she finds whatever can bring her peace and a more effective way to communicate her platforms. #dragrace
— maddie 🎃 (@maddierodnite) May 11, 2018