"You aren't going to beat us. So, join us, baby."
That's the invitation that RuPaul's Drag Race star Kerri Colby offered anti-drag politicians in a Daily Show segment with correspondent Dulcé Sloan.
"Recently conservatives have acted like drag is some brand new thing that liberals dreamed up to turn your kids into glitter demons," Sloan said. "Now maybe these conservatives wouldn't be so scared of drag if they could just get to know how it could help them."
Called "Dulcé Drags the GOP," the segment aimed to show conservative politicians that drag is harmless. Sloan and Colby, a contestant from Season 14 of Drag Race, gave photos of Republicans Ron DeSantis, Beau LaFave, and Kari Lake drag makeovers, putting them in touch with their inner drag queens.
Florida governor DeSantis, who threatened the liquor license of a Miami restaurant that allowed children to attend a drag brunch, was given a blunt cut bob and red hot lips. The pair joked that DeSantis has "Jim Crow's feet" and that he "runs his mouth so much his lips have left the scene."
Michigan state representative LaFave, who Colby said has a "natural drag queen name," wants to allow parents to sue schools that expose children to drag queens. Colby and Sloan said LaFave should first shave his beard, revealing a photo of him clean-shaven.
"A box of Bisquick come to life," exclaimed Sloan. "How dare you."
The pair then took on Kari Lake, a Republican candidate for governor in Arizona who became known for saying, "They kicked God out of schools and welcome drag queens." Lake was given some extensions to help her go "from resting Kellyanne Conway face to 50 and fabulous."
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Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.
TOPICS: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central, Beau LaFave, Dulcé Sloan, Kari Lake, Kerri Colby, Ron DeSantis, LGBTQ, politics