Tyra Banks is moving on from Dancing with the Stars amid rumors that ABC won’t renew her contract.
According to Daily BeastTyra is producing a new television series about teenage drag performers titled “Generation Drag” for Discovery +.
Some of the children featured in the series are as young as 13.
“Generation Drag focuses on five kids — Noah, Jameson, Vinny, Bailey, and Nabela — and their families. It traces the leadup to the most important performance of these teens’ young lives at Dragutante, a nonprofit event that allows LGBTQ + youth to connect with each other, meet mentors in the drag community, and, at the end of the day, stomp the runway in their own performances. “
The news resulted in backlash among Twitter users who say Tyra was “terrible” to contestants on her long-running series “America’s Next Top Model.”
One contestant described her time on the show as “psychological warfare.”
Doctors say transgender youths and others diagnosed with gender dysphoria have a high rate of attempted suicide (over 46%). The public worries that Tyra’s in-your-face criticism may be too difficult for some of the youngsters to handle.
One Twitter user wrote: “She wants to give traumatic experiences to younger people at this point.”
Another user tweeted: “Isn’t the consensus that she’s been terrible to the self esteem of young people from America’s Next Top Model? Now they want to subject teenagers to her?”
And a third person tweeted: “Not her homophobic a * s you cannot be serious. “
Isn’t the consensus that she’s been terrible to the self esteem of young people from America’s Next Top Model? Now they want to subject teenagers to her?
– Corinne Stark (@ corinnestark752) April 26, 2022
She wants to give traumatic experiences to younger people at this point
– twink 182 (@hyperbolicgay) April 26, 2022
Oh no baby
– danielito (@slayonetta) April 26, 2022
So rupaul made drag race to spoof antm and the success of drag race now prompts tyra to do a drag show ??? Hello ???
– Starscourge Nick (@NickNickNeek) April 26, 2022
Tyra does not appear in the trailer below.