Video footage of the confrontation has now surfaced online, and it shows Farrah Moan (real name Cameron Clayton) and her fellow performer and Season 9 contestant Shea Coulée in a kebab shop post-show.
A woman can be heard taunting Clayton, asking "Why are you so gay?" He retorts with a few insults of his own, before the woman repeatedly shouts, "You're a walking STD."
As Shea Coulée noted on Twitter, a bystander named Steph stepped in and allegedly punched one of the people the harassing woman was with.
Hey loves! A lot of you have reached out in regards to the incident in Newcastle involving myself and @farrahrized. Those girls were WAY out of line, but we all make mistakes. Not to mention there was an ally there named Steph that LITERALLY punched on of them in the throat 👊🏾— Shea Couleé (@SheaCoulee) April 4, 2018
If anyone knows Steph, or a Steph that was at the show in Newcastle. I would like to find her. She had medium blonde hair, was about 6"2, had on a wife beater, jeans, timberlands, and a gold moschino belt. She helped me and @farrahrized and I want to thank her.— Shea Couleé (@SheaCoulee) April 4, 2018
The BBC reports that Northumbria police have seen the video and said it "appears to show people being verbally abused" and that "we do not tolerate this type of behaviour in our city."
Despite saying that the video appeared to show a hate crime, the police also said that the verbal incident had not been officially reported. They are, however, investigating an assault in connection to the incident.
Clayton has since commented on the ordeal via Twitter (as Farrah Moan), telling fans that there is "no need to apologize on behalf of the city" — and adding that "our show was amazing and there's homophobic twats all over the world."
so I didnt wanna bring attention to the negativity that happened to me and shea last night in Newcastle at a kebab shop but the vid is spreading. No need to apologize on behalf of the city- our show was amazing and theres homophobic twats all over the world. Love you guys!— 👑 Farrah Moan (@farrahrized) April 3, 2018
Watch Snapchat footage of the incident via YouTube below.