“When I had the question to perform here tonight, I went to my two inspirations. Number one, RuPaul. RuPaul has been teaching for a long time that if you can’t love yourself, how can you love anyone else?

“And I have worked on myself. To love myself, to know myself, to accept myself and i’m not perfect, so also to forgive myself. Once you can forgive yourself you can forgive other people.

“After taking some time to dig deep, I realised that I’m not a person to run from a problem or controversy. I don’t judge anyone that chooses to walk away form this venue. But I want a seat at the table so that I can help implement change.

“I’m a bitch that wants to make it better.”

She then invites DePiano onto the stage to apologise publicly. He says: “For those who know me, that’s not really who I am and what I stand for. Unfortunately, I have to take full responsibility for my really poor actions and the really disgusting language that I used.”

“I’m not going to run away, I’m going to stand up and take my lickings and hope that we can all make a change, mostly myself and help the entire community change.”

Afterwards, Shangela added: “Statements are one thing; actions are another… it is up to all of you to hold Darryl and this club accountable.

“This club has a multi-cultural staff, and when you come here, not only are you supporting this club but you are supporting the people you love who work here.”