Drag Race legend Jujubee talks actual death threats as she stars in Death Drop on the West End

Drag Race legend Jujubee talks actual death threats as she stars in Death Drop on the West End
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Toxic fandom is a bizarre concept. We can, of course, understand how people can be displeased with how a TV show progresses or if an artist is taking ages to release a new record, but taking things to the next level and actually abusing people online is a different story altogether.


We ALL know that the online realm can be toxic. Review-bombing movies or games fans have not even seen or played because they disagree with some of the creative decisions is sadly par for the course nowadays as tragic as that is. Having a difference of opinion is a vital part of the human experience but faceless judgement to hurt the success of a project or an individual is a disgraceful practise. How can you claim to be a fan at all if you’re going out of your way to ruin something?


Top of the list, of course, is the death threat. During this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus The World, after some shocking eliminations, the contestants were receiving death threats by the bucket load. We caught up with one of the racers, star of Death Drop in London’s West End and also one of the most beloved drag queens of all time, Jujubee. We decided that frankly, you’re a nobody if you’re not getting death threats these days!


Jujubee said: “Well I must be somebody because I’m getting them. I’m getting it all! But I’m in such a great spiritual place and it’s really interesting though to ride this happiness through all the noise and I’m still at peace. I’m just excited.”


Juju went on to talk about starring in Death Drop on London’s West End: “We’re queer people, doing something we love and people are watching. You know. And now I get to be in this theatrical show. (Death drop) I would say the number one drag murder mystery in the entire world but that’s just my opinion, it’s really cool because everything I prayed for as a child I’m living now. I always and do the in theatre and I get to do it, and honestly one of my first theatre moment is this.”


Written by Holly Stars and featuring Kitty Scott Clause as well as Juju, Death Drop is hilarious from start to finish. It’s silly AF, there isn’t a weak link in the varied cast of drag queens and drag kings and it is a fantastic night out, even if you’re not a big fan of theatre as a whole.  You can get tickets HERE and make sure you do as it is WELL worth it. 


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