Gay Shame: Media, Stars Malign Chi Chi LaRue Rehab Fund

Posted July 28, 2015 7:37 PM by with 1 comment

Gay news site Queerty (and its endless peanut gallery of commenters), is not pleased with the GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Chi Chi LaRue’s rehab. While Chi Chi posted a video on facebook saying he was checking into Betty Ford, it’s worth noting that a friend started the GoFundMe campaign, not LaRue himself (although he has expressed gratitude for the campaign and reposted it several times on social media since).

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Since announced, two notable gay porn stars have expressed consternation towards the campaign, including the always loquacious Diesel Washington and sometimes loquacious Blue Bailey:

Most commenters seem shocked that a person at LaRue’s level of success would only have $20,000 of the $60,000 needed to complete two months of drug and alcohol treatment. I have no idea what’s up with his finances, but a couple of reminders: a. Drugs are expensive! b. Drug addicts aren’t great with money! c. 60 days in rehab means 60 days not working. For what it’s worth, within the first few days of checking in to rehab, before his friend launched the GFM page, Chi Chi asked friends and fans to send mail, not money:

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Chi Chi LaRue has been very public about his battle with drug and alcohol addiction, and at one point was considering appearing on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab, which aired on VH1 from 2008, until 2011.

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One response to Gay Shame: Media, Stars Malign Chi Chi LaRue Rehab Fund

  1. Hector July 30th, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    I have no issue with someone needing rehab, I applaud the desire to deal with addiction, but isn’t Chi Chi part owner of a porn company? Isn’t Chi Chi a well known drag personality who probably makes a decent living at events all over the country, if not the world? Chi Chi really can’t afford this?

    That’s the part that’s bugging me and the minute I saw it I thought it was some kind of scam.


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