Drag Race star Tatianna is taking a leaf out of activist Jane Fonda’s book and has launched merchandise following her arrest at a nightclub on Monday.
The Drag Race season two-star was arrested for “disorderly conduct” following an altercation.
TMZ reported that Tatianna followed nightclub employees through a staff-only door at the club and was escorted by police out of the club in handcuffs after refusing to “leave peacefully”.
Tatianna has turned the negative situation into a positive and a mere 24 hours after being arrested released a range of merchandise emblazoned with the picture of her leaving the club in handcuffs.
She said: “You asked, so you shall receive! The Disorderly Conduct Collection! Buy yours TODAY!”
Speaking of the arrest on Twitter, Tatianna assured her fans saying: “I’m fine! It was a dumb situation that I wish didn’t happen, but s**t happens, and people make mistakes. There was no violence or ridiculousness.
“I’m crying in the picture because I was scared and had never been in that position before. I wish I would have just smiled.”
Fellow Drag Stars have rallied around the Drag Queen to support Tatianna.
Trixie Mattel said: “Ok but why is your mugshot more beautiful than any of my 8×10’s ?!?”
Kim Chi added: “I was like ‘yep that sounds like Tatianna’ when I was reading what went down. Glad you’re ok.❤️”
Tatianna took to Instagram to announce that she is turning the arrest into a fundraiser for sex workers charity HIPS.
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DMV! Let’s turn a negative into a positive! Come out to the Disorderly Conduct Party only at @tradebardc featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Tatianna. After a brief brush with the law, Tatianna is out and on the prowl. Help us raise money for HIPS. @hips.dc See Tatianna perform after our RuPaul’s Drag Race UK viewing party hosted by Jaxknife. Music for the night by Wess The DJ.
A post said on Instagram: “Let’s turn a negative into a positive! Come out to the Disorderly Conduct Party only at @tradebardc featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Star Tatianna.
“After a brief brush with the law, Tatianna is out and on the prowl. Help us raise money for HIPS
“See Tatianna perform after our RuPaul’s Drag Race UK viewing party hosted by Jaxknife.”
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