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People Are Loving This Drag Queen Who Has Become The Voice Of The Resistance Against "Brazil's Donald Trump"

"An icon who never disappoints!"

Posted on October 26, 2018, at 2:36 p.m. ET

Meet Pabllo Vittar, a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and drag queen from Brazil.

Vittar rose to fame in Brazil after she covered Major Lazer's "Lean On" in Portuguese in 2015.

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The video has since been watched more than 63 million times on YouTube.

She then exploded in popularity in 2017 after she appeared in Major Lazer's "Sua Cara" alongside Diplo and Brazilian singer Anitta.

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One of Brazil's biggest stars, Anitta did not voice her direct support for the #EleNão (#NotHim) movement despite pressure from fans.

She also did not speak up about the killing of Marielle Franco, a poor, black, female politician.

The killing of Franco, who was a vocal critic of police brutality and extrajudicial killings, sparked widespread outrage across the country, with thousands of people taking to the streets to protest her death.

But in the lead-up to the country's general election, Vittar has become an important voice for Brazil's #EleNão women's movement and LGBT population.

Vittar has publicly shown her support for the #EleNão movement, posting photos on her social media.

She ended a concert by screaming "ele não," and canceled partnerships with brands that voiced their support for Bolsonaro.

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After Bolsonaro won the first round of elections, Vittar shared a post on her Instagram saying that she would be voting for the runner-up, Fernando Haddad, in the second round.

Fans are loving it.


@pabllovittar Te amo Pabllo, tô triste me abraça (~°-°)~

@pabllovittar ícone q nunca decepciona! 💕💕

"An icon who never disappoints!"

And are calling her an icon.

@pabllovittar eu amo uma rainha que se posiciona sem ser pressionada pelos fãs 💙

"I love a queen who takes a stand without being pressured by fans."

@pabllovittar Ícone militante de verdade #EleNão

"True militant icon #EleNão"

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