Controversial Drag performer Pura Luka Vega made his temporary possible after a fundraising launched for her was considered successful.
On September 7, Pura was successfully paid P72,000 bail after her friends and supporters raised more than P550,000 to support her legal battle against two religious groups who filed charges following his ‘Ama Namin remix’ performance.
Netizen Rod Singh announced they raised 552,899.22 at 1:00 p.m. on October 6, 2023.
“Thank you for your donations!” Rod wrote.
Thank you for your donations! 💕
— rod singh (@iamrodafrog) October 6, 2023
Aside from asking for donations, supporters of Pura started to sell merchandise to contribute to the drag queen’s legal battle that might even reach the Supreme Court.
It can be recalled that Pura was facing charges from the Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM) and Hijos del Nazarenos for allegedly disrespecting the Catholic Faith after she dressed as Jesus Christ while performing a remixed version of a mass song.
However, Pura denied the accusations, saying that she was also a believer of Jesus Christ and he only wanted to express her faith via performances.
She also refused to apologize for his performance.
“If I apologize, what do I apologize for? Cause I do apologize if they get offended, but the ownership of Jesus is something that I think anyone can own,” said Pura. “Anyone can have a strong belief of Jesus. Anyone can also express their faith, no matter how different it may be,”