Baga Chipz allegedly turned away from casino for being a 'fella in make up'

Monday 13th January 2020

Baga Chipz said she was turned away from an Edinburgh casino. (BBC)

Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz claims to have been turned away by casino bouncers who called her a "fella in makeup".

Baga said she tried to enter the Genting Casino in Edinburgh but was turned away because of her appearance.

Bouncers allegedly told the West Midlands-born queen that she "wasn't suitable" because of her "fancy dress".

"Scotland/Edinburgh. I bloody love you. BUT @Genting_Casinos BOY JOVE," she wrote in a series of now-deleted tweets.

"That's called my identity. I was sober and would of spent a packet. Your loss. Not mine."

During the confrontation, a fellow casino-goer reportedly told Baga not to "play the trans card".

"These people were so horrid and I only say that because I don't want my LGBT+ family to experience this bigotry," she continued.

"Let's get one thing clear. Scotland is one of the greatest countries in the world. 99.99% of the time I'm eating Hagis doing the highland fling to the Crankie's! I'm not hating! Just let sober PEOPLE inside wearing makeup!"

Genting Casino confirmed that Baga and her group had been refused entry to the casino at 3.20am on Saturday morning, January 11, but disputed her version of events.

"We have fully reviewed the CCTV footage and audio from the night and we are confident that all staff acted professionally and in line with the venue's strict door policy," a spokeswoman told EdinburghLive.

"The review of the audio confirms that at no point was any offensive or discriminatory language used."

The Vivienne was criticised after she appeared to support Boy George's suggestion that preferred pronouns are a "modern form of attention seeking".

After a follower replied: "Every venomous, deranged tweet I come across has a pronounced [sic] bio attached to it," The Vivienne added: "This!"

She later clarified that she would 'like everybody to respect and understand other people pronouns", adding that she had "done nothing but fight for this for years".

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