#SpoilerAlert: Secrets will be revealed so if you haven’t watch the finalé yet, turn back now!
So, Asia O’Hara has apologized to fans after her, let’s say, her “unsuccessful” lip sync on the finalé of RDR‘s, Season 10. She released butterflies midway through her elaborate lip sync performance against Kameron Michaels (who chose her) in the first of the final’s three lip sync battles.
You could tell something was coming as her lewk was covered in plastic butterflies, with giant eggs on her chest and big bangles with capsules. But what wasn’t entirely clear was that the gag would involve Asia releasing actual butterflies that were supposed to fly around.
This did not happen. Some sank to the floor and perched on the stage, leaving everyone in the audience and at home wondering if they were alive?
She carried on dancing and lip syncing, with the butterflies at her feet. (Were some of them dead pre-release? Did the others get smushed??)
Monique Heart and Miss Vanjie‘s reaction was all of us. OMG!? WTF?!
Asia tweeted a genuine apology and explanation, telling fans she was sorry and that the stunt worked perfectly when she rehearsed it.
“I just want to let everyone know how sad and heartbroken I am by the way my lip-sync performance during the finale of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ turned out. Despite months of research and rehearsing with a professional company, what I hoped would be an amazing and safe display of optimism, and a surprise for everyone including production and the network, it did not go as planned.
I would like to publicly offer the entire world my deepest apology. It’s important that everyone knows that I would never purposely hurt any living being and have the utmost respect for all animals.
If you are unhappy with me, I understand. I have been unhappy with myself since that night but I’m going to do my best to make it right. Over the next year, my friends and I will be donating over 100 volunteer hours to the ASPCA, an organization that has been dedicated to the fair treatment of animals since 1866.
I can’t apologize enough for what happened. I want my fans and the world to know that I’ll continue to be humble, own my mistakes, and lead with love and light.”
— Asia O'Hara (@AsiaOharaLand) June 29, 2018
Asia O’Hara’s butterflies had the most iconic death drop of season 10.#DragRace
— Zackery Alexzander Stephens (@zackeryastephen) June 29, 2018