It’s never a dull moment in Tinseltown.
Yesterday, August 28, the world mourned the loss of Joshua Seiter, a Bachelorette reality star who reportedly passed away at the age of 36, allegedly by suicide.
Today, Seiter came back to social media and announced on his Instagram that the announcement had, in fake, been faked by hackers on his account.
Some are questioning exactly what happened here, chief among them Seiter’s former RuPaul’s Drag Race paramour, Monica Beverly Hillz.
Responding to the news of his death being allegedly faked by hackers, Hillz took to her Instagram account to vent out her real thoughts, notably saying, “I can’t help but think that he was able to pull this stunt as a cisgender white man — acting like he was dead — when so many of my sisters and trans women of color have been brutally murdered this year and the same love and support isn’t shown to them.”
She doubled down with her stance in an exclusive interview with EW, when she responded to the question of whether or not she believed him by saying, “Hell no, and this is the biggest thing: You dated me, if your s**t was hacked, you should’ve called me, the first one… He knows me well enough to know I would’ve picked up the phone because I’m friends with all of my exes.”
Adding some salt to the wound, Hillz also says she’s unable to contact Seiter, even if she wanted to.
“I sure did text him, ‘So you’re alive?’ But he has me blocked, so he’s not going to get it,” she said. “Is it even a real number? I’m questioning everything about this whole situation.”
Hillz also addressed her mistake in dating Seiter, saying, “Let this example speak volumes to the girls who already know — keep those men who seek our fame and attention far away from us. I’ve learned my lesson and now I’m only on to bigger and better things.”
equalpride has reached out to Seiter and Hillz for comment but has not heard back from either party as of this time. Story developing.