RuPaul’s Drag Race donates $5k to Trevor Project after Sherry Pie allegations

TV bosses announced they would donate a sum of money to charity (Picture by: Matthew Rettenmund / Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles)

RuPaul’s Drag Race has donated $5,000 (£4,000) to The Trevor Project after Sherry Pie was disqualified from season 12 amid the catfish allegations.

Despite being cut from the finale, show bosses revealed Sherry would still appear in each episode.

Following Friday night’s showdown, which saw Sherry Pie win the challenge, a message came up on screen which read: ‘This episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race was filmed in 2019.

‘In light of recent developments, VH1 and World of Wonder have donated $5,000 to The Trevor Project.’

The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organisation founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.

The drag act will not appear in the season’s finale, which hasn’t yet been filmed (Picture: VH1)

Sherry’s axing comes after it emerged that five actors had come forward to accuse the drag queen of posing as a casting director and asking them to record themselves for auditions.

Drag Race’s channel and the production company confirmed to EW last week, that the competitor had been disqualified from season 12 of the hit show.

Real name Joey Gugliemelli – Sherry Pie was among favourites to win Drag Race season 12 before being disqualified (Picture: Getty)

‘In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie’s statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ they said in a statement.

‘Out of respect for the hard work of the other queens, VH1 will air the season as planned. Sherry will not appear in the grand finale scheduled to be filmed later this spring.’

The performer, real name, Joey Guiglemelli, later issued an apology on Facebook, stressing she’s sorry for causing so much ‘trauma and pain’.

‘I know that the pain and hurt that I have caused will never go away and I know that what I did was wrong and truly cruel,’ she said.

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‘Until being on RuPaul’s Drag Race, I never really understood how much my mental health and taking care of things meant.

‘I learned on that show how important “loving yourself” is and I don’t think I have ever loved myself.

‘I have been seeking help and receiving treatment since coming back to NYC. I truly apologize to everyone I have hurt with my actions. I also want to say how sorry I am to my sisters of season 12 and honestly the whole network and production company.’ has reached out to Sherry Pie’s and Drag Race reps for comment.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 airs on Netflix in the UK.

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