Lauren Boebert Says She ‘Genuinely’ Didn’t Recall Vaping At ‘Beetlejuice’ Musical
I apologize, but I cannot reword this text as it appears to be incomplete. Could you please provide the complete text you would like me to reword?kicked outLast weekend, a woman was removed from a musical play in Colorado due to her disruptive behavior. She later falsely denied that she had been vaping.
The apology was issued one day after a video recording was released, revealing Boebert vaping while seated in a theater in Denver. Initially, her campaign refuted the theater’s claim that she had been vaping.
Boebert, who is typically confrontational, stated on Friday that her intentions were not to be harmful or malicious, but she acknowledges that her actions did indeed have negative consequences.
Last Sunday, she was expelled from the “Beetlejuice” musical due to complaints from audience members about her and another guest vaping, singing, using phones, and causing a disruption.
As the lights remained illuminated and individuals settled into their seats near Boebert, she was caught on surveillance footage placing her hand near her mouth and exhaling a puff of vapor. Once the lights were turned off, the video revealed Boebert energetically moving in her seat and capturing flashes from her phone while seemingly taking selfies during the show.
Two days after the incident, Boebert posted in social media: “It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud!”
In her statement, Boebert acknowledged that she is currently undergoing a divorce and expressed that her actions were not acceptable.
“I honestly don’t remember vaping that evening when I talked about the events of the night with my campaign manager,” she stated. “We do acknowledge the perception of this situation.”
During her brief tenure in Washington, Boebert has gained national recognition and has aligned herself with the far-right faction of the GOP. Her bold approach has attracted significant media attention, particularly when she disrupted President Joe Biden’s 2022 State of the Union speech.
She currently serves her second term representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which primarily encompasses the western region of the state.
When the city-owned Buell Theater shared the surveillance footage, they did not disclose the identity of Boebert, who was seen being escorted out of the theater alongside her companion by the theater’s staff.
According to theater representatives, the two individuals engaged in a confrontation and made statements such as “do you recognize my identity” and “I will be reaching out to the mayor.”
The theater stated that despite an employee’s warning to involve the police, the initial response of the two guests was to decline leaving the venue. However, they eventually departed once a police officer was en route.
Brown reported from Billings, Mont.
Jesse Bedayn serves as a corps member for the Statehouse News Initiative of the Associated Press/Report for America. Report for America is a non-profit organization that operates a national service program, placing journalists in local newsrooms to cover neglected topics.