Fans are reporting Drag Race season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez to the FBI for allegedly making a threat against DragCon.
Sanchez posted a status on Facebook that has caused security concerns about the event in Los Angeles on May 12 and 13.
She wrote: “‘Fair warning: DO NOT attend RuPaul’s DragCon on May 12, 2018. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
Fair warning: DO NOT attend RuPaul’s DragCon on May 12, 2018. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The public has responded to her message believing that it is a threat.
Many believe that the message is very open to interpretation and as such could be referring to any possible outcome.
Despite it not being an explicit threat, fans have said they have referred her post to the FBI and are encouraging others to do so.
Once commenter linked the post to the FBI tips page, saying “Report this threat. Too many people say ‘someone else will report it’, ‘someone else has already done it’, ‘I would just be wasting their time'”.
“This is how disasters strike, this is how people die, this is how civil liberties are ripped away from everyone.”
It is thought that Tyra posted the status in response to DragCon banning her form the event after she threatened violence against a number of other queens.
Last September, Sanchez targetted Phi Phi O’Hara for saying ‘Raven was robbed” of the season 2 crown.
Sanchez recently posted a video in which many claimed she threatened violence against Phi Phi and fellow season 2 contestant Tatianna.
In the video, Tyra said: “When you see Ms. Phi Phi and Ms. Mother Fucking Tati’s ass stretched out on the motherfucking ground, you will know it was me. Yeah, I may not have physically did it, but it will be my doing. Remember that shit, bitch.”
Phi Phi responded, tweeting at DragCon: “There should be no booth for anyone who threatens hate/violence!”
DragCon then got involved and asked Tyra to sincerely apologise for her behaviour.
They wrote: “As it currently stands, we cannot allow you to come to DragCon (in any form). We need to see you make a sincere public apology.
“This apology has to make it clear that you do not condone violence against another person (including other queens) and that you will in no way encourage others to act violently (or otherwise inappropriately).”
Tyra responded: ‘Multiple times I stated that violence is not the answer and that queens of my upbringing sometimes express ourselves differently than most. I understand you may not understand this as you have only appropriated our lives, our attitudes and our mannerisms.”
She continued: ‘You can continue to push your narrative that I’m some angry black queen, but you and I know that is simply untrue.
“If you want to remove me from DragCon because of some drag queen drama then by all means remove me.”
Following the announcement that she has been banned from DragCon, Tyra has deleted her Twitter account.
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