We are 4 episodes into this season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Well, 8 if you count the Untucked episodes separately, and I still for the life of me cannot understand how Acid Betty can be seen as the villain of the season. I can see why some would be salty about what she has to say or how she goes about doing things, but compared to others, she is hardly the monster she is being painted out to be. I supposed there is a lot that we don’t get to see, but from what we are showed I think there is dept behind her snark and unforgiving character.
Perhaps it is because I see a lot of myself in her. She is not easily intimidated, which makes her seem overconfident at times. She strives for perfection whatever the costs, and wouldn’t let anyone or anything hold her back. She takes her craft and each challenge very seriously, turning it out and giving a completely different look than other queens every time. And last but not least, she has a knack for sounding like a complete asshole even when she is simply stating her honest yet very blunt opinion, even when she’s trying her best to be nice. I think we got separated at birth.
But does it really matter how we are perceived at the end of the day? Weather they see us as a villain or a hero, we are who we are. We embrace it. We own it. And we’re hella fierce at it.
This is a shiny out-of-character side of Acid Betty. It’s not bold, it’s not bright. it’s not “in your face,” but I still wanted to give it a go. I don’t think my illustration does Acid any justice unfortunately. I feel it turned a bit too pastel and soft for what I had in mind. Still, there is no doubt that I will be doing more Acid Betty drawings in the coming weeks.
Acid Betty, you have a big fan all the way on the tiny island of Malta~!
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