Drag queen denied entry to Mariah Carey Christmas gig for ‘being in drag’

Mike P Williams
Contributor

All this drag queen wanted for Christmas was Mariah Carey, but wasn’t to be.

After super Mariah fan and well-known drag queen Coral DeVille turned up to the O2 Arena in London to see her idol perform at her All I Want for Christmas concert, she was shocked when security prevented her entering the venue.

Coral DeVille was not allowed entry to see Mariah Carey. (Credit: Facebook/REX)

DeVille who had bought a ticket to the star’s only European tour date, which was on 11 December, tweeted her dismay and outrage over the discrimination.

Speaking to her 7,000 followers, DeVille was clearly offended and panicked by the ordeal.

‘OMG OMG OMG turned away from 02 arena for being in drag. WHAT?????? I have valid tickets!!!!!! SOMEONE HELP!!!!!’

Later, she took to social media again to follow-up on the incident.

‘Yes, entirely my fault for turning up as the ‘other’ me. I get that. Still, I’m upset and embarrassed.’

Mariah Carey performs at the Beacon Theatre with Santa. (Credit: REX)

But was it really her fault? It’s unclear exactly why she wasn’t allowed into the gig.

Surely anyone can express themselves however they want, especially if they’re not breaking any arena rules or guidelines, unless it had something to do with her looking different from her ID.

Then she tweeted about taking legal action, and it would appear she has a strong case.

Drag queen Coral Deville was denied entry to Mariah’s O2 gig. (Credit: Facebook)

‘Thank you for the messages of support. Its with the police now and (genuinely) I’m seeking legal advice. Watch this space.’

Mariah is globally renowned as a gay icon, with the singer having released a range of Pride merchandise just earlier this year.

Mariah Carey at the Beacon Theatre, New York. (Credit: REX)

A spokesperson from the O2 claimed the incident was being looked into, saying they don’t prevent anyone from entering the concert venue based on appearance or how they’re dressed.

‘We take the claims seriously and are currently investigating the circumstances around this incident.’

Yahoo Celebrity reached out to DeVille for comment, who said the incident has ‘been dealt with now’.

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