Here are all the reasons why Icesis Couture chose to quit Canada’s Drag Race Vs the World
‘I don’t agree with what’s happening here, I don’t agree with what you guys are doing to me’
In the latest episode of the excellent Canada’s Drag Race Vs the World, Icesis Couture – the winner of Canada’s Drag Race season two and frontrunner to win again – left the competition in an emotional and heartbreaking exit. It rocked the show to its core, and honestly – it won’t be the same going forward. Icesis Couture is one of the best queens to ever go on Drag Race – charming, funny and insanely talented from fashion to comedy to rap verses and beyond. It takes a brave person to leave the show like Icesis Couture did, and I support her in every way possible. But why did Icesis Couture quit Canada’s Drag Race Vs the World? Here’s what we know so far.
Icesis spoke about it at a Roscoe’s Tavern viewing party
As is per tradition with every airing episode of the franchise, there was a viewing party at Roscoe’s. After the show finished, Icesis Couture spoke a bit on why she quit Canada’s Drag Race Vs the World, saying: “There was just a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes before I even went to the show. There was a lot of stuff with production that I obviously can’t discuss.
“To be completely honest, I spent like $70,000 on the show and the doctors didn’t want me to go on the show, they wanted me to cancel everything. It’s really hard to pretend that you’re okay when you’re really not. Everyone was so amazing on that show. There’s a lot of stuff that happened with production that I don’t necessarily agree with. I don’t agree with what’s happening here, I don’t agree with what you guys are doing to me, I don’t agree with the way that I feel.
“I’m getting to a certain age where I don’t know how much longer I’m gonna be able to do this. Like, talking with production, blah blah blah, ‘we really need you to do this, like help us keep the title in Canada’, and so on and so forth.”
Icesis posted a lengthy statement on Instagram
Posting on Instagram in the hourly hours of the morning on 12th December, Icesis said the following in a big statement: “This is definitely a hard one for me, and it has taken me a couple of days to absorb and gather my thoughts after the latest episode. Honestly, I don’t know if I’m totally there, or ever will be, but what I do know is that I am surrounded by the most beautifully amazing people.
“You have all showered me in love, safety, compassion and understanding. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me through this difficult time. Without you, this moment would have been completely different and for that, I’m forever grateful.
“I know a lot of you want to know exactly what happened and there was a lot that went on before filming, during filming and after filming. A lot of both personal and professional things happened during this time that I currently cannot discuss, and frankly, am not ready to discuss – all of which led to my decision to leave the competition.
“Someday I will share my full story on what actually happened, but for now what I can say is that moving forward I will always choose my well-being (both physical and mental) before anything else, and always surround myself with people and situations that are only positive that enrich my life.
“I love you all so much and together we can get through anything. Never give up, push forward and always remember that it’s okay not to be okay.”
The Tab has approached Crave for comment on what Icesis Couture has said about the reasons behind her deciding to quit.
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