Sasha Colby has announced that she has cancelled her upcoming tour following “logistical issues.”
In a full statement Sasha tweeted: “Hi my babies, After unforeseen circumstances, I regret to share with you that the Goddess Tour produced by Klub Kids has been cancelled.
“My team fought to keep this tour going and I will always do everything in my power to give you the best show possible, but unfortunately, after a number of logistical issues, that is not possible with this tour.”
Sasha added: “To the fans that have already purchased tickets, I am so sorry, and please be sure to contact Klub Kids for a full refund. I will be back in the near future, and we will have out time together. I love you all and thank you for your support. Mother.”
— Sasha Colby (@sashacolby) November 6, 2023
Fellow Drag Race winner Lawerance Chaney said: “Adore Sasha! So sad for the fans missing out and Sasha who will have blocked out her calendar to do this tour! For refunds I’d suggest going to your bank for a chargeback.”
Adore Sasha! So sad for the fans missing out and Sasha who will have blocked out her calendar to do this tour!
For refunds I’d suggest going to your bank for a charge back. https://t.co/1O4jFR2kv4
— LAWRENCE CHANEY (Dragatha Christie) (@ShadyLawrence) November 6, 2023
Sasha made her Drag Race debut in season 15 and was crowned the winner after an iconic final lip sync against Anetra to Amii Stewart’s disco anthem ‘Knock on Wood’.
The Hawaiian queen used her crowning to reference the onslaught of legislative bills targeting the trans community in the United States. In her final speech she said: “This goes to every trans person past, present and future because we are not going anywhere.”
Sasha spoke with Entertainment Weekly and highlighted how it was a “specific choice to be naked in these times”.
“I wanted them to see what they’re trying to eradicate. Because they’re probably eradicating it because they’re attracted to it. The only way you can feel upset with something is if it evokes a strong feeling in you. Usually that feeling is lust hidden under hate. That’s what they’re uncomfortable with,” she explained.
Within the interview, Sasha continued to say that she still gets “clocked” as a trans woman, recalling an incident when someone called her “a man” in New York City.
“It wasn’t because anyone else thought I looked like a man, it’s because someone [who] got attracted to me got the dirt that I was trans, and that made them feel so uncomfortable that they had to say I’m a man. Every time they do that is them showing their own cards,” she said.
“With this legislation and everything happening, for me to represent Drag Race and such a huge conglomerate like MTV and be exactly what [conservatives] want to eradicate is so powerful. I understand the eyes on me, which is why I wanted to be naked. I wanted to normalise this trans body!”
Sasha became the fourth consecutive trans contestant to win RuPaul’s Drag Race after Kylie Sonique Love (All Stars 6), Willow Pill (season 14) and Jinkx Monsoon (All Stars 7). She also made herstory as the first trans woman of colour and former Miss Continental to win the series.