Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s recent visit to a performance of the Beetlejuice musical in Denver has caused quite a stir. Known for her disruptive and confrontational style in politics, Boebert and her date attended the show and initially seemed to be having a great time. However, their evening took a turn when they were asked to leave the theater due to complaints from fellow theatergoers about Boebert’s vaping and disruptive behavior, which included some intimate moments caught on surveillance footage.
Boebert’s response to being removed from the show raised eyebrows. She reportedly said phrases like, “Do you know who I am?” and “I am on the board,” and mentioned contacting the mayor, although she later denied this. In a tweet, Boebert initially claimed that she was kicked out for “laughing and singing too loud,” suggesting she was simply enjoying the musical too much.
However, video evidence contradicted her initial narrative, clearly showing her vaping, dancing, and engaging in some physical interaction with her companion. A pregnant woman seated behind her even asked her to stop vaping, to which Boebert did not comply.
When confronted with the video evidence of her vaping, Boebert had to backtrack on her initial denial. She attributed her behavior to her recent divorce and “the natural anxiety of being in a new environment.”
In a statement, Boebert expressed that she genuinely did not recall vaping during the evening when discussing the events with her campaign team. She acknowledged her mistake and the inaccuracy of her earlier statement.
In an interview with a far-right news network, Boebert characterized herself as having an animated and overtly animated personality. She mentioned that she was having a great time, laughed, sang, and was asked to settle down before making her “next slip-up” by taking a picture.
The article concludes by inviting readers to consider how many of us have forgotten our actions due to the excitement of attending a much-anticipated production like Beetlejuice. It also suggests that the media may sometimes punish individuals for their lively personalities and that many have suppressed memories of their behaviors due to the “natural anxiety of being in a new environment.” The article appears to adopt a somewhat satirical tone while addressing the incident involving Boebert at the theater.