A US Navy sailor who additionally performs as a drag queen beneath the title Harpy Daniels is firing again at on-line haters saying: “Haters only Hate when you are winning.”
Taking to TikTook, Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, who goes by the stage title Harpy Daniels, posted a video on Wednesday addressing a slew of on-line hate that occurred this week after their outdated movies resurfaced.
Kelley, who identifies as nonbinary however indicated she makes use of she/her pronouns within the Instagram profile for Harpy Daniels, grew to become a “digital ambassador” for the US Navy final 12 months.
In a 2018 interview with Military Times, Kelley mentioned they joined the Navy in 2016 as a method of supporting their drag profession however was in a position to merge the 2.
Before turning into a digital ambassador, Kelley carried out drag reveals for fellow sailors within the Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) occasions
The sailor-by-day, drag queen-by-night was featured in a number of US Navy recruitment movies final 12 months.
Recently, Kelley’s drag persona got here beneath hearth from a number of outstanding right-wingers like Fox News host Jesse Watters, Charlie Kirk, Graham Allen and extra.
On Twitter, Mr Allen responded to the video of Harpy Daniels performing tweeted, “This is not the same military I served under… Our enemies laugh at us.”
Kelley, as Harpy Daniels, posted a screenshot of Mr Allen’s tweet on TikTook and used movies of herself in drag and in uniform to show that she “DAGAF” concerning the haters.
“Haters only Hate when you are winning,” Harpy wrote on TikTook.
“LGBTQ+ People never could serve open because of DADT. Now that we can, you can see who the Homphobic and Transphobic people are.”
Harpy then replied to Mr Allen’s tweet on Twitter saying, “Actually it was! The difference was there was no talk or media about it most likely fear of being kicked out or worse. History of drag runs deep in the service. Google is free. Just tell us your homophobic and move on.”
A US Navy spokesperson advised Newsweek: “The Navy is proud of and stands by any person who is willing to take an oath to put their life on the line in defense of this nation. Much like the country we serve, our Navy is stronger when we draw upon our diverse resources, skills, capabilities and talents. We remain committed to an inclusive environment.”
In the 2018 interview with Military Times, Kelley said, “Doing drag allows me to embrace my feminine side and allows me to bring my diversity and creativity out. When I put on a face, it’s a face of art and creativity, not just a face of make-up. To hear people cheer, laugh or cry, or even join in with you during a performance is an absolute thrill.”