Following allegations against Sherry Pie for catfishing and exploiting at least five actors over several years, RuPaul's Drag Race announced Friday (March 6) that the season 12 contestant has been disqualified from the competition.
Pie, whose birth name is Joey Gugliemelli, is set to make her official television debut on episode 2 of season 12, airing Friday night on VH1. The drag queen will still appear on Friday's episode, and potentially in future episodes of the season, but will not be considered for the cash prize or crown.
“In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie’s statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from RuPaul’s Drag Race," a spokesperson for VH1 tells Billboard via email. "Out of respect for the hard work of the other queens, VH1 will air the season as planned. Sherry will not appear in the grand finale scheduled to be filmed later this spring.”