‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Made A ‘Bipolar Joke’ That Didn’t Sit Well With Everyone

There are off-color jokes and comments you can get away with and those that are best left in the deepest recesses of your mind. On the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the lead queen let slip something that not everybody was okay with. Even some of her contestants seemed perplexed by her choice of words.

While explaining a challenge that would have contestants designing “evil twin” personas, RuPaul said, “All aboard the bipolar express!”

Twitter user Joseph John Sanchez III explained why it wasn’t a great choice of words:

One Twitter user worried RuPaul’s casual comment could normalize its use:

There may have been a time when making mental health jokes would fly, but those days are long gone. And that’s not a bad thing. 

Twitter user Kim Void, who appears to be leaving the RuPaul fanbase, explained:

While she may not have alienated her entire audience, it still struck a nerve with many:

Another Twitter user recalled season nine, when a contestant took issue with an off-color joke:

There was another moment in the same episode where RuPaul asked her contestants to reveal something they hate most about themselves.

Grace (@multicolourtea) took issue with that, too:

H/T: Twitter