LOS ANGELES — (05-18-20) — RuPaul made history last week raising nearly $100K for Planned Parenthood on the Price Is Right. CBS and The Price Is Right immediately came under fire after it was announced on that the total sum of $97,266 would be donated to the non-profit reproductive and sexual health organization, Planned Parenthood.
The episode featuring RuPaul Charles as a special guest contestant, aired on Monday night on May 11. The Emmy Award-winning host of RuPaul’s Drag Race received a standing ovation from the audience and scored over 5.70 million viewers.
The iconic RuPaul pledged to donate another $97,266 to Planned Parenthood, as it is tradition for celebrity guest contestants to match the winnings for the charity represented.
Planned Parenthood, whose affiliates operate 400 clinics across the U.S., provides family planning, abortion services, STD testing and treatment, birth control, well-woman exams, cancer screening and prevention. They also offer hormone therapy, infertility services, and general health care.
Review a few of the comments on the Price Is Right, RuPaul and CBS on Twitter!
— Ryan the Kid-Man 🌊🌈 (@rcs818) May 12, 2020
— Fabulous Mrs. M (@martharath) May 12, 2020
— 🇺🇸 Scarlet 🇺🇸 (@ScarletOGray) May 12, 2020
RuPaul and The Price Is Right raised over $100,000 for Planned Parenthood. Fantastic.
— Aaron (@AaronC_48) May 12, 2020
Though pro-choice advocates were celebrating the news, anti-abortion commentators to the the airwaves to threaten CBS and the Price is Right host Drew Carey. The message to their audience was that they would stop watching the show after learning of RuPaul’s donation.
However the Price is Right an base is split on the issue, according to CBS affiliates who conducted polling in their regions.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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