POPULAR DRAG QUEEN ICON RUPAUL TURNS OUT TO BE AN OIL PERSON MAKING MONEY ON FRACKING
So it sucks to hear bad news about people that you thought were cool. And now we have some more of that, big time. But big time represents both the extreme height of the celebrity RuPaul as well as the celeb’s heretofore unknown rank hypocrisy. I mean, really. What a total sellout, disappointment, brand fraud and total fracking asshole. Just two years ago, RuPaul hosted a ball with a climate crisis theme! And now, we know that this total asshole oil person is making major money from fracking on his Wyoming ranch. It’s enough to make you feel queer about celebrities you thought you liked.
RUPAUL’S WYOMING RANCH AND PARTNERS ACREAGE SPREAD HAVE LOTS OF FRACKING WELLS
So you may only know this person as the host of the ever popular TV drag competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. But you might not know that this person was just a struggling artist 3 decades ago. But clearly fame can eat away the soul of even the most personally informed. The crossdressing giant is currently worth about $60 million, which is a fair amount indeed. But serious fans will already know that the former struggling artist and partner Georges LeBar have a pretty huge ranch in Wyoming. But they recently talked about their ranch on NPR. And some people had some questions about their vague answers. But fracking? Really?
NPR INTERVIEW MADE AT LEAST ONE FAN CURIOUS, AND THE FRACKING ANSWERS ARE UPSETTING
When asked if they have horses, cattle a farm or the like, they replied that it was a “modern ranch.” Um, what? They explained more, “You lease the mineral rights to oil companies. And you sell water to oil companies. And you then lease the grazing rights to different ranchers. So it’s land management. Yeah.” Land management? You mean selling our current health and the fracking world’s future is land management? Well, a PhD candidate at NYU thought the vague reply was worth digging into. So Rory Solomon got a virtual shovel and found the lede, buried.
DOESN’T RUPAUL KNOW THAT FRACKING IS DESTROYING THE WORLD? RU’S BRAND IS DONE
So it turns out that RuPaul’s ranch hosts a shit ton of fracking, as listed on FracTracker, a nonprofit. But RuPaul’s partner LeBar owns 7 sections of Wyoming land that total around 66,000 acres. And LeBar leases that land to not one or two, but three different fracking companies! So far, we don’t know about the whole lot. But we already know that there are 35 gas and oil wells on just 17% of the properties. Booooo. RuPaul, you’re an asshole. And now, gas prices are gonna kill your dirty little business, as well as the fracking industry. Your brand may not be far behind.