A “gay drag queen” from California has slammed the Drag Queen Story Hour phenomenon, saying parents who allow their children to participate in such events are “extremely irresponsible.”
The San Bernardino-based performer known as Kitty Demure posted a short video to social media on Sunday, warning parents that their attempts to appear “woke” and “non-homophobic” are hurting the gay community, which “already has a reputation for being pedophiles.”
“What in the hell has a drag queen ever done to make you have so much respect for them, and admire them so much?” Demure said. “Other than put on make-up and jump on the floor and writhe around and do sexual things on stage?
“I have absolutely no idea why you would want that to influence your child. Would you want a stripper or a porn-star to influence your child? It makes no sense at all.
“A drag queen performs in a night club for adults. There is a lot of filth that goes on, a lot of sexual stuff that goes on, and backstage, there’s a lot of nudity, sex and drugs. Ok? So, I don’t think that this is an avenue you would want your child to explore.”
Demure continued, “To actually get them involved in drag is extremely, extremely irresponsible on your part. And I understand you might want to look like you’re with-it, that you’re cool, that you’re woke, that you’re not a Nazi, that you’re not a homophobe — whatever it may be, but you can raise your child to be just a normal regular child without including them in gay, sexual things.”
“Honestly, you’re not doing the gay community any favours. In fact, you’re hurting us. We have already had a reputation for being pedophiles, and being perverts, and being deviants. We don’t need you to bring your children around,” he said.