The Real Reason Tyra Sanchez Is Banned From RuPaul's DragCon

It's no secret that RuPaul has revolutionized LGBTQ+ television, but he has also created the first-ever drag convention. RuPaul's DragCon kicked off in Los Angeles in 2015 and became an international sensation, branching out to hold conventions in both New York City and London (via NewNowNext). The convention gives drag queens and fans of drag both the chance to shop, meet some of their favorite "RuPaul's Drag Race" queens, and see RuPaul himself in the flesh. Everyone who's anyone in the LGBTQ+ entertainment world plan to be there and it's an event not to be missed by fans.

One aspect that fans can get excited about for 2022's convention is the chance to not only meet some of their favorite contestants from "RuPaul's Drag Race" but the international spin-offs as well. Many queens from the original "Drag Race" franchise plan to be there, making it the biggest event in the drag world by far (via Talent Recap). However, it should be noted that not everyone from the show's original franchise will be there as advertised. There is one queen in particular who is no longer welcome at the event and for good reason.

Sanchez's shade at other contestants turned physical

Back in the early days of "RuPaul's Drag Race," before the international fanfare, Tyra Sanchez was one of the original winners. She had a strong track record on Season 2 and would go on to beat RuPaul's now makeup artist Raven, as well as franchise favorite Jujubee for the crown (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet). While she did well on the show, she wasn't a fan favorite for the attitude she showcased on the series. Eventually, she would take that behavior a step too far.

According to In Magazine, Sanchez has been banned from attending any RuPaul's DragCon event after her feud with former contestants Tatianna and Phi Phi O'Hara escalated to physical threats.

World of Wonder, the company behind "Drag Race" and DragCon sent Sanchez an email that read, "As it currently stands, we cannot allow you to come to DragCon (in any form). We need to see you make a sincere public apology. This apology has to make it clear that you do not condone violence against another person (including other queens) and that you will in no way encourage others to act violently (or otherwise inappropriately)."

She posted her reply to the production company, which read, "I will not be apologizing again for something that happened last month. I apologized then for my anger, my temper, my behavior and my choice of words. Multiple times I have stated that violence is not the answer and that queens of my upbringing sometimes express ourselves different than most."