Ben Murphy, a gay Australian magicians has broken his silence and has criticized the cruise company, Royal Caribbean for not doing anything after a man assaulted him on stage during his act.
Murphy had disclosed his sexuality in the show was performing on stage and brought up a woman volunteer to help him perform a card trick. The trick involved the pair getting close together as they each held a card in between their lips. This caused a man who is believed to be the woman’s partner to allegedly storm onto the stage and shove Murphy.
According to Murphy, the Royal Caribbean has refused to take action and have allegedly told him that there were no witnesses despite there being video and hundreds of audience members were in attendance
“How I can be sat on stage and attacked in the middle of a show and there be no witnesses. It is just, it’s rubbish, it’s offensive. It’s negligent.”
After going public about the assault Royal Carribean has changed thier tune and released the following statement:
“At Royal Caribbean International the safety of our crew and guests is our number one priority. We are aware of the incident that took place aboard Quantum of the Seas. Our investigation into this incident is ongoing and as such, we are unable to provide further comment.”
It s important , especially at this time that all LGBT travelers be careful about travel and destinations.
Despite the fact that the gay circuit party of the seas Atlantis Events occasionally uses Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean is ranked 3rd as the most non-friendly cruise company for LGBT cruisers behind Carnival at #2 and MSC at #1.
Avoid these 3 cruise companies at all costs.
Please be care and do research before taking any cruise and the types of customers it attracts.
You health and safety is important.
@thebenmurphy_ My assault onboard. Entertainment, comedy, and magic are NOT contact sports. This guest should not have been allowed to enjoy the rest of his cruise. #assault #magician #magic #comedianattacked #violence #cruiseship #cruise #magic #comedian #comedy #domesticviolence #insecure #toxicmasculinity ♬ original sound – The Ben Murphy