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‘Drag Queen Story hour’ delivers erotic message to Perth kids.

Maylands bookstore Rabble Books and Games has invited two Perth drag performers Donna Kebab and Perri Oxide to read queer-themed books to “young kids”.

The social media accounts of the two men are littered with erotic female costumes, which can only be intended to sexually excite their audience.

The bookstore claims “this event is for everyone, but especially young kids. If you are a grown up whose heart sings at the idea of this (like mine), you are so welcome to come.”

One of the gay men dressed in drag, Perri Oxide, posts sexualised XXX-themed content to social media, with “sexxx” as the comment.

Perri Oxide’s official management say of him: “Just like in the bedroom, Perri is a Versatile performer, from camp drag classics, to gut wrenching ballads, sporadic dance numbers and taboo tickling comedy numbers, she perfect for any audience… Above 18.”

Concerned parents have protested against this event on the store’s Facebook page, but all opposing comments were deleted by the bookstore before they were sighted by Caldron Pool. The bookstore gave the following explanation:

“Hi everyone! Just FYI, we have been getting some pretty gross bigoted comments on these pages in relation to this event. I have deleted a question about Working with Children checks because it was fairly clearly part of that. FYI, we will do another investigation of whether WWC checks are necessary or not, though our initial research suggested they aren’t. But I will continue to delete any homophobic or other bigoted comments. —Nat”

The store is now doing an investigation into the performers needing a government-issued Working with Children check, which suggests the store did not think of asking for them previously, and questions about the WWC cards were warranted.

The store claims that only bigots oppose promoting erotic drag performances and gender fluidity to children. They assert opposing this is a phobia or irrational fear. We wonder if adults are in charge of this bookstore?

A bigot is defined as a person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions. The person deleting alternative views is the bigot exercising clear intolerance.

Potential customers of Rabble Books and Games should be warned about their values, which including promoting homosexuality to young children by drag performers whose day job is performing sexual content to adult audiences.

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