I was listening to the March 18 podcast of Feast of Fun and came across an interview with a guest who has the real inside story. It’s a little bit of old news but it’s worth a listen. The link to Feast of Fun is https://feastoffun.com/
Initially reported by David Mack BuzzFeed News Reporter on March 6 drag queen Sherry Pie has been disqualified from the current, 12th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race one day after BuzzFeed News reported allegations from five men that they had been catfished by the performer, who was posing as a casting director.
Joey Gugliemelli, better known by his drag persona Sherry Pie, is alleged to have deceived his former classmates at SUNY Cortland in New York, as well as actors he worked within a Nebraska theater company.
“Out of respect for the hard work of the other queens, VH1 will air the season as planned,” the spokesperson said. “Sherry will not appear in the grand finale scheduled to be filmed later this spring.”
In a statement on Facebook on Thursday night, Gugliemelli said he was sorry that he “caused such trauma and pain.”