‘The Price is Right’ donates almost $100,000 to Planned Parenthood in RuPaul special
“The Price is Right” donated almost $100,000 to Planned Parenthood after raising money in a special episode featuring RuPaul.
The CBS show’s “The Price is Right At Night” had RuPaul, host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” join regular host Drew Carey to raise funds for Planned Parenthood in an episode that aired Monday.
The longest-running game show vowed to match all of the price values of contestant winnings with a donation to the organization. Contestants ended up winning $97,266 worth of prizes, according to news reports.
Planned Parenthood celebrated the reality show star’s appearance on “The Price is Right” and thanked him for raising money for the organization.
“RuPaul ‘coming on down’ to play for Planned Parenthood on @PriceIsRight is what we NEED right now! Thank you @RuPaul,” Planned Parenthood tweeted on Monday.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) May 11, 2020
CBS originally announced RuPaul would fundraise for Planned Parenthood as a guest host on “The Price is Right At Night” in an announcement released last week.
Viewers were mixed in their reaction to Planned Parenthood being the charity of choice. Some slammed “The Price is Right” for allowing the organization to be chosen as a charity, while others applauded the decision.
Monday’s primetime special of @PriceIsRight will feature a drag queen playing to win money for Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood slaughters 947 Americans every day and has over $2 BILLION in assets.
— Live Action (@LiveAction) May 6, 2020
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