Lauren Boebert has issued a second apology for her behavior during a performance of “Beetlejuice: The Musical,” which saw the conservative firebrand ejected from the theater for openly vaping, engaging in “inappropriate” physical contact with her companion and taking photographs during the performance.
“I was laughing, I was singing, having a fantastic time, was told to kinda settle it down a little bit, which I did, but then, my next slip up was taking a picture,” Boebert said in an interview with “One America News.” She further described her actions as being “maybe overtly animated.”
In her written apology, Boebert expressed remorse, saying, “I was truly sorry for the unwanted attention my … evening in Denver [on Sunday, 10 September] has brought to the community.” She acknowledged that her behavior “simply fell short” of her values.
Conservative voices have been particularly critical of Boebert’s actions. Ann Coulter labeled Boebert a “Totally embarrassing bimbo” on X, formerly Twitter, while Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for ex-president Donald Trump, described the congresswoman’s behavior as “embarrassing and disrespectful.”
The incident at the Buell Theatre was reported by local Denver news outlet 9News. When asked to leave the theater due to her disruptive behavior, Boebert reportedly inquired, “Do you know who I am?”
Boebert’s companion for the evening was the 46-year-old Quinn Gallagher, a bar owner in Aspen, Colorado. Gallagher is known for supporting Democratic causes and hosting LGBTQ+ and drag events. His establishment has organized events such as the Aspen Gay Ski Week women’s party and the Winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show — in stark contradiction to Boebert’s public disapproval of drag queens.
This theater incident has added another dimension to Boebert’s public challenges. She has been navigating a “public and difficult divorce” after filing to divorce her husband Jayson in May. This marks the third time Boebert has publicly addressed the theater episode.
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