If you love Drag Race then you likely already know that Canada's very own Brooke Lynn Hytes will be the first Canadian queen to hit the runway and lipsync for her life.

However, it's clear we have some converting to do still... because a lot of the comments on the tweet sent out by Canada's official twitter were... a little less than kind.

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TL;DR The first drag queen from Canada will compete on the next season of RuPaul's Drag Race. After the @Canada Twitter account tweeted the government's support, many Canadians had something to say about drag, Trudeau, and the taxpayers cost for running a Twitter account... y'know, the usual. See the reactions below.

The tweet in question was sent out by the @Canada Twitter account in support of the local queen:

Some of the responses were, of course, very positive. Many people are beyond excited to see the first Canadian on Drag Race.

People in the States were even getting a little jealous of the @Canada Twitter account for being so supportive.

The tweet got so much attention that even Brooke Lynn responded.

At first, it seemed there were only positive vibes going around.

But of course, where there is light and positivity, there is darkness and negativity, and soon the backlash began...

One of the first people to speak out was Maxime Bernier, MP of the Beauce riding in Quebec, the riding with the "highest percentage of White Caucasians" and "people who answered 'Canadian' as their ethnic origin" based on data from the 2006 Canadian census

Where cultural appropriation and and blackface make a mockery of cultural and ethnic minorities, drag celebrates diversity.

Drag gives us the opportunity to see ourselves in others and to celebrate the differences between us. It is a performance that celebrates gender in all its beautiful variety.

A lot of people seemed ready to blame Trudeau specifically, as if he has something to do with the Drag Race choice or the tweet itself.

Honestly, all this talk of Trudeau just makes me want to see him in drag........ I feel like we all know already that he would be fierce.

Other people perhaps just didn't appreciate the @Canada Twitter being so openly accepting and supportive of a Canadian competitor?

I see this as no different from supporting athletes who are abroad competing in tournaments. These drag queens work extremely hard, often sew their own costumes while preparing for acting and dancing challenges, do their own hair and their own makeup. Tell me again you aren't impressed.

Maybe @Canada should speak for you, until you learn to respect those who are definitively more fierce than you.

Like, I guess you don't have to care but also...  if your country is tweeting about it... maybe it's fair to consider that as national homework? Get to it.

I think it was also clear that some people were just there to troll...

Or at the very least, they don't care at all and just want to make a fuss because they don't like Trudeau/the Liberal Party/the colour yellow/who knows.

Honestly, a little Drag Race in their lives would probably really help bring some light and positivity their way.

Don't read our Canadian girl already, she hasn't even competed yet!

I just feel bad that none of these people has the joy of Drag Race in their lives...

I'm not sure why people are so hung up on how expensive it is to run a Twitter account... cause we all know it's some university grad student, right?

We only have one thing to say to all the haters who don't have all the love and support in the world for Brooke Lynn and the @Canada Twitter team:

And as RuPaul always says: "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love anyone else?"

So, if you're out there hating on Brooke Lynn, or the magnificent gay intern who works for the @Canada Twitter, or anyone for that matter.... stop.

Try and love yourself a little more, and soon you'll realize how much nicer it is to love than to hate.


 

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