After the final four contestants — Shangela, Trixie Mattel, BeBe Zahara Benet and Kennedy Davenport — filmed a one-shot live take of a "Kitty Girl" music video, RuPaul revealed that the eliminated drag queens would be returning to vote on who got to go to the final two.
Trixie and Kennedy ultimately earned the top two spots, with the former taking home the season's top "All Star" honour.
Benet was unsurprisingly left out, due in part to her weaker performances, haughty demeanour and the fact that she'd already won a crown on the very first season of Drag Race. But Shangela's elimination sent social media into a frenzy.
Sure, you could argue that Shangela's chance of getting votes was decreased because her previous challenge wins forced her to eliminate a handful of the queens on the jury, but if voting had based solely on merit, it's hard to imagine Shangela getting the boot.
She may not have won All Stars 3, but Shangela clearly has a solid fan base behind her — and given her previous Drag Race record, it's not out of the question that she'll jump out of a box and yell "Halleloo!" in a future season of the show.
See some of the most passionate responses to her elimination below.
Omg. @itsSHANGELA you were ROBBED— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) March 16, 2018
Shangela won the popular vote— Ira Madison III (@ira) March 16, 2018
❤️ @itsSHANGELA will always and forever be a icon and a winner ❤️— Kim Chi (@KimChi_Chic) March 16, 2018
AGREED.— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) March 16, 2018
Shangela losing Drag Race for a third time pic.twitter.com/b0ext4RoNA— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) March 16, 2018
Kennedy? AS3 top two? pic.twitter.com/Oz2ryX6fR4— Grant ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@urdadssidepiece) March 16, 2018
Put "Shangela should've been in the top 2" on my tomb stone.— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) March 16, 2018
it's a cold and it's a broken Halleloo— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) March 16, 2018
Hillary Clinton your silence on Shangela being robbed on the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 finale is deafening— Jon (@prasejeebus) March 16, 2018
when shangela received the least amount of points from the eliminated queens and didn't make it to the top 2 of AS3 pic.twitter.com/IkXtd2ke4G— nick🌭 (@flawedsaint) March 16, 2018
Whatever happens:— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) March 16, 2018
1. Shangela flaunted her insane transformation from her beginning.
2. Bebe got introduced to a younger generation of fans.
3. Trixie got to show off an entirely new skill set.
4. Kennedy got recognition she's always deserved.
5. BenDeLa got that one day off.