HOLD UP. (Non-COVID content) @RuPaul was just on @NPRFreshAir and shared that he & his partner own 60,000 acres in Wyoming & they "lease mineral rights ... and sell water to oil companies" and Terry Gross did not follow up with one question about the fact that RuPaul is FRACKING pic.twitter.com/KJanHgi0xI— Rory Solomon (@rorys) March 15, 2020
RuPaul appeared on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. They discussed Ru SIXTY THOUSAND acre ranch in Wyoming he owns with his husband. Ru said they let people frack their land without actually using the word frack. Terry had no follow-up questions because she is overrated as an interviewer. She also did not ask Ru about his transphobia.
GROSS: So let's talk about your life today. You and your husband have - what? - 60 acres in Wyoming and South Dakota.
RUPAUL: Oh, no, no, no.
RUPAUL: No, no, no. Sixty thousand acres.
GROSS: Sixty thousand acres?
RUPAUL: Sixty thousand acres.
GROSS: That's like a national park.
RUPAUL: Yeah. Yeah. It's a lot.
GROSS: What are you doing with them? I mean - that came out a little weird.
GROSS: But I mean, do you have, like, horses or cattle or a farm or...
RUPAUL: Well, a modern ranch, 21st century ranch, is really land management. It is - you lease the mineral rights to oil companies. And you sell water to oil companies. And then you lease the grazing rights to different ranchers. So it's land management. Yeah.