***WARNING – this article contains possible spoilers for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 3***
A’Whora has apologised ‘deeply’ to Veronica Green over comments made during a controversial game of Snog, Marry, Kill.
The queen, who got to known Veronica during the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK before she had to step back after contracting Covid-19, has been rocked by fierce backlash over her blunt and controversial dig.
Speaking on stage during a Q&A session alongside fellow series two star Tayce, she decided to snog Asttina Mandella, marry Bimini Bon Boulash and kill Veronica.
Delivering a scathing put-down, she responded: ‘I would kill… Veronica Mean, because why? Because she’s s**t.
‘She’s annoying, she’s a little c*** backstage and also she gets kicked out fairly early on season 3 so why not f**k her off again?’
Given that season three only just started airing last week, it remains to be seen if A’Whora was embellishing with that last bit.
Tayce also answered the same question, choosing to snog Bimini, marry Cherry Valentine and also kill Veronica – who was invited back after having to leave last year – as she quipped: ‘Because she’s a cocky s**g.’
Now, A’Whora has apologised for her comments, which she insisted were ‘in jest’ and under the influence of alcohol.
In a lengthy social media statement, she said: ‘I want to apologise publicly to Veronica, my priority before this statement after seeing the video was to apologise to Veronica myself directly first hand.’
She explained the nature of the game, and described the skit as a ‘light hearted’ part of the show.
She continued: ‘Nothing in which I said was meant in malice, harm or to try and damage someone’s character. I take full ownership and responsibility of what I said and in how the nature of us was perceived I am also not proud of it.
‘In this situation I had gotten drunk with the girls and being playful in my Q&A session, but that is still no excuse. (sic)’
She insisted she has ‘never had an issue’ with Green, and hailed her as ‘kind’, ‘loyal’ and someone deserving of ‘more respect than she is given’.
She continued: ‘I value Veronica, and devalue myself in this situation. She is a good person, and doesn’t deserve to hear those kind of comments even in jest.
‘I love Veronica, and she is a sister to me and my season sisters and now an even greater addition to her current! And for this I am deeply sorry. (sic)’
Meanwhile, Veronica herself seemed to reference the previously comments as she thanked her fans and loved ones for their support while promises ‘exciting things’ in the future.
She tweeted: ‘The love I’ve received over the last few days has truly touched me. I I’m grateful to have so many supportive friends, fans & followers and want to thank everyone for their kindness.
‘I’ve got a LOT of exciting things coming up, so it’s time to focus on the future. Love you ALL. (sic)’