Children’s show hosted by drag queen cancelled after ‘abusive threats’

A CHILDREN’S storytime event hosted by a drag queen has been cancelled after the host received “abusive and threatening messages”.

Drag Queen Storytime was due to take place on Saturday morning at Dundee’s DCA but was postponed last minute after “hateful and intimidatory behaviour” led to performer Miss Peaches feeling unsafe.

DCA said the drag queen and the arts centre’s staff had experienced online threats in the run-up to the show.

Following the abuse, the arts company said it would make a donation to an LGBT charity “in recognition of the struggles faced by the LGBT community on a daily basis”.

DCA: “We are very sorry to say that today’s Drag Queen Storytime event was unable to go ahead because of the hateful and intimidatory behaviour of a small number of people online, which led to the performer feeling unsafe.

“We are appalled that she and members of our team have received abusive and threatening messages this week, and have reported this behaviour to the police.

“We refuse to be intimidated by hate speech and abusive behaviour and hope very much to reschedule this event soon.

“In the meantime we will be making a donation to LGBT Youth Scotland in recognition of the struggles faced by the LGBT community on a daily basis.”

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