Drag Race’s Ginny Lemon says they were misgendered in a store after unveiling Pride makeover for the Bullring bull (Picture: Instagram@ginnylemon69/Rex)
Ginny Lemon has claimed they were misgendered by a member of staff at a designer shop in Birmingham after being directed to the menswear section.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race star, who is non-binary, claimed on Twitter: ‘Such a pleasure to be misgendered at @LouisVuitton Birmingham today such b*****ks!
‘And on my special day! Shame on you! The look up and down and stern “menswear is downstairs” sounded rotten in your mouth.’
Ginny, 31, had been in Birmingham for the unveiling of a specially designed costume for the Bullring shopping centre’s signature bull statue, based on their drag outfit.
They had posed for photos in a yellow feathered outfit, Crocs and glasses, with a headpiece made of lemon slices, which had been replicated for the bull to wear over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Ginny shared the images – showing that the bull even had matching make-up – adding: ‘Dream come true! Thank you @bullring’.
The six-tonne statue’s new look was in honour of what would have been the weekend Pride would have been held in Birmingham, with the celebration being postponed to later in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bullring said on Facebook: ‘We should have been celebrating Birmingham Pride this weekend but with the event postponed until later in the year we decided that we could all do with a slice of fun.
‘We couldn’t think of anybody more suited to designing a costume for the Bull than Ginny!’
Ginny also shared photos and videos of shoppers and fans stopping to have their photo taken with the bull in its fancy new outfit on Friday.
They had appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK this year but quit the show in a lip sync round with fellow act Sister Sister, telling the BBC in February: ‘I did it for so many reasons. I think it’s even hard to explain what was going through my head at the time.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Louis Vuitton, who have not responded to a request for comment.Credit: Original article published here.