This is the businesswoman behind the controversial show in which dancers dress in bondage clothes and thongs to perform handstands for babies and parents.
Gemma Daubney is one of the co-hosts of the CabaBabaRave show, which has sparked outrage for its raunchy content, which includes a dancer balancing upside down on a chair while wearing nothing but stilettos and a thong.
The 39-year-old mother declined to comment on the altercation at her London home this afternoon.
The CabaBabaRave show, which Ms Daubney founded with her friend Liz West, 38, brands itself as a ‘little slice of afternoon delight’ that alternates cabaret with ‘engaging baby sensory moments’ before ‘ending in a rave’.
Ms Daubney and Ms West, who describe themselves as ex-artists, have since shut down their social media presence due to trolling.
New photos show Ms. Daubney posing nude on a bicycle with a sign reading, “Get Naked.”
Gemma Daubney is one of the co-hosts of the CabaBabaRave show
She faced significant backlash for hosting the event
Mrs. Daubney was once a performer herself
In one of her photos, Mrs. Daubney (right) can be seen posing next to a washing machine in a lace blouse
The events have been criticized for their raunchy content
It is alleged that both Ms. West and Ms. Daubney are ex-performers themselves
As the backlash continues, the pair have canceled a sold-out show in London’s Waterloo, but organizers insist it was aimed at parents tired of “the f****** Wheels on the Bus,” not babies and children.
In an email to those who purchased a £23.50 ticket, organizers Gemma Daubney, 38, and Liz West, 37, said: ‘We just wanted to say a huge thank you for purchasing a ticket to one of our upcoming events. Your support means everything to us.
Online ‘trolling’ and blaming the media – without touching on the many critical parents, they continued: ‘Unfortunately we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the upcoming show.
“We think taking a little breather for our mental health is the right thing to do. We’re not a big company set up for this kind of attack – just two moms trying to spread some joy and love.
After confirming that everyone will be refunded, the organizers said: ‘Not goodbye forever – but for now’.
Clips and promo shots for Caba Baba Rave showed a drag performer, who has a drag name that is a pun on anal sex, doing a handstand on a chair in a leopard print thong and gloves.
Another performer, who has a similar rude name, can be seen in a bondage style outfit performing acrobatics from a swing suspended from the ceiling. One photo showed a topless woman with rainbow hearts on her nipples wearing only a red thong and holding a toddler in the air.
Caba Baba Rave’s next stop was in Waterloo on March 11, but it has now been cancelled
CabaBabaRave brands itself as a ‘little slice of afternoon delight’ that alternates cabaret with ‘captivating baby sensory moments’ before ‘ending in a rave’
Notable critics of the events include Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington, who was accused of transphobia when she called Caba Baba Rave morally wrong and “not for babies.”
Footage showed a dancer known as Benloader Circus dressed in bondage gear as he performed acrobatic sequences on belts dangling from the ceiling as babies and their parents watched.
The video also shows another act performing a handstand on a chair while wearing nothing but stilettos and a thong at The Flair Ground, near Waterloo in south east London.
The show, which is part of the VAULT festival, was labeled “absolutely repulsive” and “sickening” after the footage went viral on social media.
Ben Loader circus is a performer who studied at the National Center for Circus Arts, specializing in aerial rope.
Miss Lucinda B. Hind describes herself as an ‘actress, wife, star and lover!’, combining her training in various elements of the arts such as theatre, circus and contortion to put on a show.
Describing the now-cancelled event, the group said, “We wanted to create the kind of event that we as mothers would want to go to ourselves. You can only listen to the f****** Wheels on the Bus so many times.
“We wanted to give parents the experience of a ‘big night out in London’.
A drag performer interacts with a young child on a previous show
Women and babies interact with a drag performer at an event that promises “engaging baby sensory moments” for parents who shared, “You can only listen to the f****** Wheels on the Bus” so many times
Footage showed a dancer dressed in bondage attire performing acrobatic sequences on belts dangling from the ceiling, while babies and their parents watched
Another act did a handstand on a chair wearing nothing but stilettos and a thong
The latest controversy comes after months of protests over events like Drag Queen Story Time, where drag queens sit and read stories to children.
But the show was labeled “repulsive” and “sickening” after the footage went viral on social media, fueled by users suggesting the cabaret show was suitable for children.
Mrs. Abbington, the former partner of actor Martin Freeman. was one of the critics, tweeting, “I’m really open-minded, but no.
“This is bulls**t. Not for damn babies.
“And if you think so, there’s something fundamentally wrong with you.”
She was then accused of transphobia.
She said: “I lost quite a few followers saying that a half-naked man in thigh-high boots dancing in a highly sexualized manner shouldn’t perform for babies and it tells me everything I need to know about what society is like. column. How do you disagree with me here????’
One commenter added, “More concerned that the parents think that sort of thing is appropriate and brought their babies there in the first place.”
One Twitter user expressed disbelief, saying, “What parent (if we can call them that) in their right mind would subject EVERY child to this.
‘What damage is done to these young minds; parents are there to protect children from this kind of behavior. Why is this allowed to continue????’