Mother of Drag ‘RuPaul’ Responds to Sabra Drag Queen Commercial

Published on January 30, 2020

Earlier this week, the well-known hummus brand Sabra dropped teasers for its upcoming Super Bowl commercial. The commercial features rapper T-Pain, Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo, and drag queens Kim Chi and Miz Cracker; multiple outlets reported it as the first to feature drag queens.

However, RuPaul, the mother of drag, shut the claim down quickly, yet kindly. First reported by LGBTQ Nation, RuPaul took to Instagram to air out his thoughts on the advertisement. The post, captioned “My Super Bowl commercial from 2000,” shows the drag queen in an advertisement for WebEx, a web conferencing platform. He became a spokesperson for the company and featured in multiple ads, including the one set to air during Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.

With this information, it can be noted that the Sabra commercial is not the first to feature drag queens. Being that I initially reported about the Sabra commercial here on Grit Daily, I regret the error made earlier this week. And thank you to Mama Ru for correcting this misinformation and for, once again, paving the way for drag queens.

One Million Moms Say “No.”

Ahead of the Super Bowl LIV, the group One Million Moms have started a petition to ban the Sabra ad from airing during the game. The socially conservative group, created by the American Family Association, deemed the commercial as “not family friendly.”

In the petition, the group accuses Sabra of pushing an agenda of sexual confusion instead of promoting its actual product.

“The PC-inclusive ad blurs the biological distinctions between male and female. Normalizing this lifestyle is contrary to what conservative, Christian parents are teaching their children about God’s design for sexuality. Thanks Sabra!”

As of right now, the petition received 19,000 signatures calling for FOX and the NFL to remove the ad. Sabra has yet to comment, but it looks like the commercial is still set to air this Sunday.

Lexi Jones is an award-winning journalist and Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she covers startup brands in entertainment, internet and LGBTQ+ startup news. She is also an editor of Grit Daily's "Top 100" entrepreneur lists.

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