Meet Desmond Napoles, the ten-year-old drag queen from Brooklyn, New York. Desmond, also known as ‘Desmond Is Amazing,’ has reportedly been dressing in drag since he was six years of age.
Since then, he has appeared in a music video for drag-queen, Jinkx Monsoon, and later featured at Gay Pride NYC where his appearance went viral.
Last week, in celebration of Pride Month, HuffPost released a video featuring the youngster. “I discovered that I wanted to do drag when I watched the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, when I was two. Then I moved on to little dresses. Then I moved on to making outfits,” Desmond claimed.
“If you wanna do drag just start off with a little wig and some lip gloss and a little t-shirt and a little skirt and some heels or sneakers, whatever. You can be a drag queen no matter what.”
As Pride month comes to a close, Desmond Is Amazing, the ten-year-old drag kid from New York, is proof that the future is queer. ? pic.twitter.com/6rLhs9qlIz
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) June 29, 2018
Jordan B. Peterson responded to the video on Twitter saying, “If you don’t see that this child is being exploited then ideology has possessed you to the core.”
Peterson then added, “In what moral universe is it acceptable to encourage a 10 year old boy to dress like an adult male mimicking a sexualized adult female, use that as a ticket to fame and then claim it as virtue?”
In what moral universe is it acceptable to encourage a 10 yr old boy to dress like an adult male mimicking a sexualized adult female, use that as a ticket to fame and then claim it as virtue? https://t.co/vmEoG9hXjt
— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) July 2, 2018
Even sex columnist Dr Debra W Soh also responded to the video saying, “I love drag queens, but this is not right. If this were a little girl, HuffPost would be calling it sexist and the fault of the patriarchy.”