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The Voice US bombarded with complaints after airing drag performance during season finale

The special performance featured Jessie J, drag star Chris Weaver and drag band Stephanie's Child

By Fabio Crispim

The Voice was bombarded with complaints after airing a drag performance during last night’s live finale. 

Chris Weaver was eliminated earlier in the season but returned to the show as his drag persona Nedra Belle for a special performance. 

Weaver brought along pop star Jessie J as well as drag band Stephanie’s Child consisting of Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo and Rosé for a performance of ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’.

While the performance was applauded by many, the show was also attacked by anti-gay viewers. 

One Twitter user wrote: “#thevoice you just lost a loyal viewer with your show. I don’t need to see drag performers on what used to be a family show.” 

“You have so many other directions for performers that could have been highlighted. #iamdonewatching”. 

 Another viewer tweeted: “What’s the deal with the voice and the drag queens? Fans are gonna stop watching if this stuff continues.” 

Tweeting The Voice judge Blake Shelton, one tweet read: “#TheVoice last night was horrible! I can’t believe USA has let drag queens perform! Blake the Voice has gone to hell.” 

 Another user wrote: “Love #TheVoice but decided to draw the line! NO to drag queens, period! Won’t know who winner is but this is too much.”

“Was recording but no more. I feel GOD will not be happy about drag queens being glorified. If U don’t like it, DEAL!”

Another tweet read: “That drag thing on #TheVoice was disgusting. Thank god my kids weren’t up for that crap. Thought this was a family show.” 

 One user claimed he felt “dirty” after watching the performance, tweeting: “Anybody else watching #TheVoice out there feel kind of dirty right now? Like you need to take a shower or something? #BangBang #drag”. 

Even though The Voice was inundated with complaints, the show’s official Twitter account tweeted: “YASSS KWEEN! We’ve never seen The Voice stage like that before and all we can say is WE WANT MORE”. 

You can watch the drag performance below: