Vivienne spoke out about being subjected to a “homophobic attack” while at a McDonald’s branch on Friday (June 16).
Drag queen and performer best known for winning the first season RuPaul UK Drag Race in 2019.
Since then, she has appeared as a drag character in medical drama This will hurt as well as finishing third in the most recent series Dancing on ice.
On Friday, The Vivienne shared details of an argument while at the fast food restaurant’s Liverpool Edge Lane branch.
“Just attacked at McDonald’s, Police are on the way,” she tweeted around 12:30pm.
“Homophobia is alive and well guys! The first time I never retaliated in a fight because I wouldn’t punch someone in front of children and women.”
The performer, known as James Lee Williams, later shared an update on the situation and informed her supporters that the suspected attacker had been arrested.
“Thank you for your concern, the police are amazing and I believe the culprit has been found,” she wrote.
Vivienne then went on to thank the “great staff” at McDonald’s Edge Lane branch “who acted quickly and got the idiot out of the premises and did everything in their power to make sure that I’m fine and waiting for the police with me.”
“HAPPY PROUD MONTH!” she added. independence contacted The Vivienne journalist for more information.
In response to the TV star’s account of her experience, fans and fellow drag queens shared their support.
colleague Drag race royal (All Stars 5) winner Shea Coulée replied: “Damn Viv! I’m so sorry this happened to you. Hope you are okay.”
UK drag race Season three contestant Elektra Fence wrote: “Omg, I hope you are fine! Send love.”
In an interview with independence in 2021, The Vivienne talked about the ways that having a public platform allows her to help others and brings to light the issues that members of the LGBT+ community may face.
Discussing her interactions with fans, she said: “I get messages too [from] dads just found out their son really loves Drag race and they think maybe they’re gay, [saying] ‘I’ve tried everything to try to help him, what can I do?’
“When I answer, I usually say something like, ‘You’re doing everything right. They are young, they will find their people, they will find their tribe, they will find out who they are – as long as you are there to love and support them, you are doing everything right. ‘.”