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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

2017-12-21

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: