RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Aquaria booed off stage in Heaven nightclub, London
Aquaria was performing at the ‘Porn Idol’ show on Tuesday night when rowdy customers showed their displeasure.
The weekly show involves famous celebrities or drag queens judging members of the club audience on how they strip tease and dance.
Contestants can sign up prior to the show or during the club night, but the appearing guest also gets to pick one performer from the crowd.
Aquaria’s choice of act was Love Bailey, a trans performer she personally knew, which was when fans started booing.
“One of my beautiful trans friends had the bravery to offer an entertaining show for the (many, clearly) undeserving audience members at the club because they’re too busy making fun of the lads and demeaning the women brave/boozed enough to perform for them,” Aquaria responded to the controversy on Twitter.
Aquaria also wrote that she “didn’t mean to come up into the club to ruin the sanctity of Porn Idol.”
The drag queen uploaded a video of the incident to her own Twitter profile with the caption: “Don’t fucking play this. I’m not the fucking one and the fact that y’all probably treat performers like this all over the world is fucking disgusting,”
“This is why girls loathe doing their jobs sometimes. Respect yourself and respect others,” Aquaria added.
The video shows Aquaria speaking to the crowd on stage at Heaven nightclub, in front of the ‘Porn Idol’ banner.
Fans are heard booing and screaming at the performer and halfway through the video Aquaria can be seen walking off the stage.
The 22-year-old, who is the youngest ever winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, was also harassed on Twitter after the incident.
Don’t fucking play this. I’m not the fucking one and the fact that y’all probably treat performers like this all over the world is fucking disgusting. This is why girls loathe doing their jobs sometimes. Respect yourself and respect others. pic.twitter.com/NlZW54Y7dr
— Aquaria (@aquariaofficial) July 20, 2018
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According to Gay Times, a tweet to the performer, which now appears to have been deleted said: “‘I am boycotting Aquaria and Jeremy Joseph after tonight. Pick someone out of the audience my fucking arse. FUCK YALL I AM MAD [AS FUCK] DO NOT CHOSE [sic] YOUR FRIENDS MOTHER FUCKER.”
Aquaria replied to the tweet and wrote: “Wooo fucking loser. Everyone in the audience booed me off the stage for picking a fierce entertainer to give y’all a show and if u don’t like that u can suck a huge fuck and don’t have me back ever again. Fucking loser mindset. Go up and show ur pathetic willy then.”
Prior to Tuesday night Aquaria was also billed to perform at Heaven on Saturday, and in a string of tweets the performer confirmed she would still be appearing.
“It’s always been a pleasure to tour in the UK and London is one of my favorite cities in the world that I’ve visited. I’m very disappointed with how last night ended but am truly excited to meet everyone at my show this Saturday evening. Hopefully we can maintain a better vibe, [sic]” the drag queen wrote.