There are a few more details coming out of Denver — the Denver Post, to be accurate — in regards to the theatrics performed by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert during the theatrical production of the musical “Beetlejuice” in Denver.
The woman who sat behind Boebert at the theater wanted to share her story, but didn’t want her name used because she feared backlash from Boebert and MAGA supporters. She did provide her ticket receipts, and a photo that showed Boebert sitting in front of her.
The perpetually entitled Boebert was vaping in front of this woman, who was pregnant and forced to breathe in Boebert’s second-hand vape smoke.
The woman says Boebert took multiple long videos during the first half of the performance. When she asked Boebert to stop vaping, the congresswoman simply said “no,” the woman said. Boebert was also kissing the man she was with, and singing along loudly with her hands in the air, the woman said.
The woman explained she asked to be seated elsewhere at the intermission, and the usher told her that hers was not the first complaint they’d had.
Upon returning to her seat along with her husband, the woman said Boebert called her a “sad and miserable person.”
“The guy she was with offered to buy me and my husband cocktails. I’m pregnant!” she said.
The behavior continued as the woman and her husband observed Boebert recording several segments of the second half of the show with her phone. The rest of the story was recorded and shared widely online, including at News Views.
A report from the staff of Denver Arts & Venues says three people complained at intermission and included this tidbit about what Boebert said as she left the building: “stuff like ‘do you know who I am,’ ‘I am on the board’ (and) ‘I will be contacting the mayor.’ ”
Boebert is not on the board of Denver’s Center for the Performing Arts and if she were, it’s doubtful she would support the DCPA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Boebert has shown time after time that she puts her needs and desires above others, as many power-hungry politicians have done before her — but perhaps not as blatantly as “Beetlebert.”