Michelle Visage retired from Strictly with a tribute to the underground gay dance halls (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing fans are still salty because Michelle Visage did not reach the final.
While Kelvin Fletcher, Emma Barton and Karim Zeroual fight for the Glitterball Trophy, the spectators at home seem to miss the RuPaul’s Drag Race star.
The 51-year-old was the eighth contestant to leave the program, after performing an impressive performance in Madonna’s Vogue.
And now the voters want her back, as they lamented the mother of two on Twitter.
“It is still an outrage and an absolute farce that Michelle Visage is not in the #StrictlyFinal all because heterosexual people were too uncultured to understand her performance of Vogue,” wrote one before adding: “Imagine how good she and Gio would have been ‘.
Another had similar views, and wrote: “In a parallel universe, Michelle and Giovanni went downstairs like Morticia and Gomez.”
Michelle and Gio will continue to dance after their elimination (Image: BBC)
While others simply expressed: “Michelle should be in the final” and: “Still mourning the loss of Dev and Michelle.”
Michelle was eliminated from the competition with her partner Giovanni Pernice after facing off against Saffron Barker in the dreaded dance.
After his departure, he addressed social media with a statement about his final dance and his time at Strictly.
The television personality wrote: “I have learned in this life that you must take great risks to affect the change.”
‘Gio and I chose our partner’s choice in Vogue to take a part of the underground scene of the gay ballroom to a massive show like Strictly. We are SO proud of the dance we did, but for me, it wasn’t about the judges’ scores. “
It is still an outrage and an absolute farce that Michelle Visage is not in the #StrictlyFinal all because heterosexual people were too uncultured to understand her performance of Vogue, imagine how good she and Gio’s show would have been. # Strictly pic.twitter.com/UF5FkSq7nL
– Elizabeth ⚡ (@strengthtodream) December 14, 2019
# Strictly #michellevisage Michelle was definitely my favorite contestant this season, I should have been in the final x
– PC Andy Beck (@bobosjuice) December 14, 2019
Team #floti to win! Kel @kelvin_fletcher and @OtiMabuse are my winners, but Karim and Emma are excellent #Strictly @bbcstrictly what a great year this has been🎉👏, the dances have also been magical and @MOTSI_MABUSE a fabulous addition😁💋. Sad @michellevisage is not in final though 🙁
– Ruth Martin (@ ruthiejean22) December 14, 2019
Something is missing in this final, oh yes, it’s @michellevisage. In that absence of queens … #ComeOnKarim #StrictlyFinal #Strictly
– Andrew 🏴 (@ DrewCaldwell86) December 14, 2019
It’s still ridiculous @michellevisage is not in the final. She was by far the best dancer. No offense to Emma, but she shouldn’t be in the final. Kelvin to win !! #strictly
– Ruth Tedstone-Woods (@MissRudiBlue) December 14, 2019
She added: ‘It was about shedding light on a group of people who deserve recognition and would otherwise not get it. I owe my life to the LGBTQIA + community, so, as an ally, I try to draw attention to them, their love, their struggles, in any way I can.
‘In this case it happened through dancing and I heard this: Voguing IS dancing. THANK YOU ALL for all the love you have shown me on this trip strictly. “
The star continued: ‘Welcoming this 51-year-old mother to their lives through her weekly TV, voting for us, letting this American know that she has been welcomed in the British public has meant a lot to me. I am BEYOND grateful.
‘Through this experience, I have made new friends and a great companion in Giovanni who will be in my life forever. This experience has been one that I will always appreciate. “
At the end of her publication, Michelle stressed the importance of being “an ally and part of the queer community.”
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“Sometimes in life things matter more than winning and in this case, being an ally and bringing a part of the queer culture to 14 million viewers on the BBC is as good as raising that ball of brightness,” he said.
‘I am honored and proud to go dancing. For children who disown their parents, for those who feel they are not worthy or good enough, for those who are harassed and harassed by who they are, for my daughters, I will fight for their rights FOREVER. “
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