Anita Wigl’it apologizes to Lehmo for using her prank during Snatch Game
SAFM radio host and comedian Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann took on one of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under stars, accusing him of stealing one of his controversial jokes for the iconic Snatch episode Game.
During the second episode of the Australia and New Zealand spinoff series, the Queens took part in the Snatch Game Celebrity Impersonation Challenge, with Anita Wigl’it taking the win for her hilarious and obscene impersonation of the Queen .
Now Lehmo has claimed that one of the Prince Andrew jokes was taken from his Twitter profile – the same joke that was cut from the episode’s UK airing because it was deemed too inappropriate by the BBC.
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“When you turn 100 you get a letter from the Queen, when you are 16 you get a text from Prince Andrew,” Anita joked during the episode when she became her character Queen Elizabeth.
Speaking on SAFM’s breakfast show, Lehmo claimed the spiritual punchline was actually his, after tweeting it last year.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race is the biggest reality TV show in the world, my joke went global without me!” he apologized.
âWhat makes matters even worse is that the joke was banned by the BBC from the RuPaul show in the UK because it was too offensive to the Royal Family.
“I want to be banned by the BBC, I want to offend the royal family!” he joked.
Check out the tweet below:
Taking his claim on Instagram, Lehmo reached out to Anita directly, writing: Hey @anitawiglit happy to help with material anytime if you need it !! Love your work on @rupaulsdragrace. “
In response to the accusation, the drag performer apologized and explained herself, revealing that the initial embodiment of the joke she wrote for the episode was much cruder.
âOh no! I’m sorry !! When I was researching the character of Queen, I knew there was something funny about the writing of the letter.
“I originally had” Queen sends a letter to celebrate her 100th birthday and Prince Andrew also celebrates birthdays with a sweet 16 bis … on the vagina. âFriends suggested the text, it turns out they’ve heard it somewhere before!
The origin and ban of Prince Andrew’s joke by the BBC is not the first controversy to surround the Drag Race Down Under Snatch Game episode.
The Queen of Sydney, Etcetera Etcetera, became the center of backlash online shortly after the episode aired due to her portrayal of the mistakenly imprisoned woman Lindy Chamberlain.
In one of the most publicized murder trials in Australian history, Chamberlain was wrongly accused of murdering her own baby and jailed for three years in 1982. The child, Azaria, was snatched away by a dingo in a campsite near Uluru, a time when Etcetera Etcetera laughed during the challenge.
While the performance elicited some big laughs from Ru, who joked over blue humor âWe’re all going to hell for this,â on Twitter, the general consensus was a sense of discomfort.