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Drag Queen Jackie Beat Made An AIDS Joke. So Why Isn’t Everyone Laughing?

On Wednesday night, drag queen Jackie Beat tweeted: “I’ll admit Madonna’s new song is catchy…But so is AIDS.”

Some who follow Beat’s feed or saw the tweet on her Facebook page, voiced their fury:

*“Sorry but comparing a Madonna song to AIDS is nothing short of disgusting! Shame on you Jackie Beat!”

*“Yeah when two of my best friends died a long painful death from AIDS. Hearing it in a joke doesn’t sit well…sounds like something Rush Limbaugh would say.”

Others found the joke amusing. (Some 99 people “liked” it on Facebook):

*”Just when I’d forgotten why I love you so much, you go and post something like this.”

*”Don’t be so serious people! Life is meant to be enjoyed and laughed at.”

Beat replied to her detractors:

“Go tell it to a Jew who makes Holocaust jokes or Black comic who uses the word “nigger”…If a 48 year-old faggot drag queen cannot make an AIDS joke then who the fuck can? Let me guess… NO ONE? Go watch “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” and get back to me.”

What do you think? Was Beat’s joke funny or foul? Let ‘er rip in the comments!

Check out Jackie Beat’s routine, Mascara Mondays, yourself Monday night in WeHo

Image by Austin Young via Jackie Beat Facebook