Rajo Laurel explains ‘harsh’ comments on a ‘Drag Race PH’ queen from ‘a place of love’ | Inquirer Entertainment

Rajo Laurel explains ‘harsh’ comments on a ‘Drag Race PH’ queen from ‘a place of love’

/ 02:26 PM September 23, 2022
Rajo Laurel

Rajo Laurel. Image: Instagram/@dragraceph

“Drag Race Philippines” judge Rajo Laurel has aired his side on the comments he made on drag queen Eva Le Queen during the reality show’s recent episode after fans criticized him for being too “harsh.”

The fashion designer had expressed his disappointment over Eva Le Queen’s performance during the episode of “Drag Race Philippines” last Wednesday, Sept. 21, calling the latter’s work “ugly,” “trash” and “an atrocity.”

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Laurel then stressed that he did not mean to be hurtful in his comments to Eva Le Queen, saying he only wanted the best for the contestants of “Drag Race Philippines,” as per his Twitter page, also last Wednesday.

“My judgements on [‘Drag Race Philippines’] will always stem from a place of Love! It will never come from being hurtful, mean nor evil, I only want the BEST from our queens the best from the Philippines!” he said.

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“It’s all because of love! Not meant to be mean but only to be meaningful. Remember that,” Laurel added in another tweet on the same day.

This comes after some netizens on Twitter called out Laurel and told him that his comments were not constructive.

“Rajo Laurel’s ruthless judging to Eva Le Queen is [unnecessary]. We are here to celebrate them queens. Constructive not [destructive] criticisms IS WHAT WE NEED. That [kind of] critique is NOT THE WAY TO GO,” one @robbie_malaca said.

“Sir Rajo Laurel saying UGLY and TRASH! DAMN! THAT IS F*CKING HARD AND HARSH! What a let down. So unfair for EVA LE QUEEN!” another netizen, @toffeeflavor_, lamented.

“Rajo Laurel, is this how you’re supposed to give constructive criticisms? Or inspire Eva Le Queen to do better? These do not help at all,” one @rhussellfamy told Laurel.

Eva Le Queen has since admitted that she was “bleeding inside” while Laurel was critiquing her work, as seen on her Twitter page yesterday, Sept. 22. She also told fans that Laurel had reached out to her to “patch things up.”

“What I want to say is, words have power. Imagine a piece of your soul die and give up on what makes you come alive. It only takes seconds to utter words that damage a person for a lifetime,” she said.

Laurel is one of the rotating judges in “Drag Race Philippines,” alongside celebrity photographer BJ Pascual and actor-impersonator Jon Santos. Meanwhile, the show’s main judges are actor Paolo Ballesteros, celebrity impersonator KaladKaren and drag queen Jiggly Caliente.  /ra

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