Season 10 finalist Asia O’Hara took to Twitter to tell a heartbreaking story from her childhood about neighborhood kids who attempted to set her because she was different.
“When I was 11-years-old, a group of older neighbourhood kids attempted to set me on fire after noticing my flamboyance and vibrance,” she began. “If it weren’t for a passerby that intervened, I might not be writing this today.”
She then went on to say that, recently, a racist Drag Race “fan” threatened to do the same thing.
“A few short days ago, I was again threatened to be burned alive,” she revealed. “This time not because of my flamboyance, and vibrance, but because of the colour of my skin.”
The social media encounter threatened to take her “back to that 11-year-old little boy, terrified of allowing my loved ones to fear for my safety.”
“It is through sharing this story, I’m hoping to regain my strength and joy,” she continued. “I’m on my way back to the person I know I can and should be.”
Read her full post here.
— Asia O’Hara (@AsiaOharaLand) June 19, 2018
Sending her all the love and support in the world. We live in garbage times, and people have been emboldened to hate. But nobody, NOBODY, should have to suffer threats like this.