RuPaul Drag Race star Baga Chipz 'turned away' from Edinburgh casino
Monday 13th January 2020
A RUPAUL Drag Race star claims she was described as a "fella in make up" before being turned away from an Edinburgh casino at the weekend.
Baga Chipz says she was allegedly refused entry to the Genting Casino in the capital.
The 29-year-old, who finished third in the BBC series, also insists she was completely sober during the incident.
Speaking on Twitter, she wrote: "Scotland/Edinburgh. I bloody love you. BUT @Genting_Casinos BOY JOVE. Do not tell me I'm 'not suitable' because I'm in 'Fancy dress' NO.
"That's called my identity. I was sober and would of spent a packet. Your loss. Not mine. You called me a 'Fella in Make up' Get new door staff.
"Then some lad in the queue says 'don't play the trans card' turning down a 'man' because she's got false lashes on IS in my opinion. When I'm drunk I will own fault!
"These people were so horrid and I only say that because I don't want my lgbt+ family to experience this."
"Let's get one thing clear. Scotland is one of the greatest country's in the world.
"99.99% of the time I'm eating Haggis doing the highland fling to the Crankie's! I'm not hating! Just let sober PEOPLE inside wearing makeup!"
The Twitter post has since been deleted.
The casino chain insist their staff did nothing to breach their door policy.
Speaking to Edinburgh Live a spokeswoman for the casino chain said: "We can confirm that the group of individuals in question arrived at Genting Casino York Place at 3.20am on Saturday morning and were refused entry by the on duty doorman.
"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.
"The review of the audio confirms that at no point was any offensive or discriminatory language used."
Genting Casino have been contacted for comment by The Scottish Sun.