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Miss Vanjie and Silky Nutmeg Ganache caught partying without masks

(L) Shangela shirtless with two men. (R) Vanjie and Silky in a club

Various RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants have been allegedly spotted in Mexico. (Twitter/Instagram)

RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Shangela, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Silky Nutmeg Ganache have suffered stinging criticism for allegedly partying in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Photographs of Shangela uploaded to Instagram showed her at a beach club in Puerto Vallarta, a resort town in the western state of Jalisco. While video footage appeared to show a maskless Vanjie and Silky, who sells face masks on her merchandise store, at a club.

Even with the state’s coronavirus restrictions, queer folk have flocked to its beaches while organisers bend the rules to get away with hosting events. With a sinking gay circuit cruise becoming a flash point in a growing so-called “civil war” among queer men between those flouting restrictions and those watching in horror from home.

Drag Race stars should ‘know better’, says Farrah Moan

A screen capture of an Instagram Story showed Shangela, who only recently launched her own line of hand sanitisers, posing with two men. The location was tagged at the Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi, an adult-only gay-friendly eatery.

Sources previously told LGBTQ Nation that Shangela had allegedly been “in attendance” at events in Puerto Vallarta.

The drag trinity immediately drew backlash from Twitter users as well as from Drag Race UK queen Sum Ting Wong and Drag Race‘s Farrah Moan.

In a Twitter thread published Wednesday (6 January), Moran took aim at the two entertainers, saying she’s not “tryna become the COVID police, but [Vanjie and Silky] y’all know better than this [shake my head]. So disappointing.”

She added that Silky “swiftly” blocker her, before explaining: “Vanjie if you see this, I am not trying to doxx you.

“All we want is accountability – admit your mistake, apologise for being selfish and careless, then use your platform to spread awareness. Also self-quarantine for a couple weeks.”

Sum Ting Wong joined the simmering chorus of criticism, saying: “Wow, it just gets messier and messier, I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.”

It’s the latest episode of the LGBT+ community recoiling in horror at their members defying coronavirus measures even as the deadly virus rampages across the world.

One queer whistleblower has even taken it upon themselves to set up an Instagram account dedicated to exposing queer revellers defying pandemic precautions.

PinkNews reached out to Shangela, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Silky Nutmeg Ganache for comment.

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From @thegregbloomer – “So I wasn’t going to post this on Instagram, because… well yeah (sorry grandma), but after the overwhelming reaction on Twitter and the article on @queerty I have decided to share. It’s been 90 days since I decided to make a big change in my life. A month into quarantine I was depressed and gaining weight which scared the hell out of me. I had always wanted to lose weight, and was actually working out about 3-5 times a week before quarantine which helped my health greatly, but I wasn’t shedding lbs. I decided to give a keto (very low carb) diet a chance, and the results have been almost unbelievably quick. I am also doing 45+ minutes of cardio 4+ times week. It’s not easy, but seeing the change has been extremely motivating for me. I don’t hate the attention either…. I feel better than I have in possibly my entire life, and am proud to post this picture. Being overweight (which I still am) is always difficult as it’s been so stigmatized, especially in the gay community. There is no right body type — whatever makes you happy, and has you feeling good, is the right answer for you. If someone doesn’t like it, they can choke. I’m excited to see what happens in the next 90 days! Sorry in advance for being a thot on the internet.”

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