In an article from the Chicago Tribune about “kid-friendly drag performances,” the outlet compared the entire production as being on the same level as something made by Disney.
The Tribune claimed that “extremist groups have seized” on such activities and labeled them as entirely inappropriate and even harmful to kids.
“Kid-friendly drag performances are modified to be appropriate for children — more akin to Disney than anything risqué,” happily expressed the paper.
The outlet cheered on one of these drag queens, named Muffy Fishbasket, who labels himself Miss Muffy for all of their shows in which they involve kids, claiming that he took part in Andersonville’s Midsommarfest back in June, “eliciting laughs and giggles from the crowd of children and adults.”
Highlighting “Kid-friendly drag performances and story hours” that have been making their rounds across Chicago and its subrubs for quite some time, the paper stated happily, “The events, replete with colorful costumes and makeup, offer children a chance to see free expression and broken-down gender norms, according to those who host them.”
Muffy Fishbasket stated to the Tribune that he has been asked by some kids as to why he wears “girl clothes.”
“I say, ‘They’re not; they’re my clothes,’” he declared. “It’s taking away these gender normatives that just don’t even need to be there.”
This past week, the administration of Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis issued a complaint against one Miami bar, claiming that the Drag Show Brunches being hosted by the bar had a consequence of exposing minors to “sexually explicit drag shows.” Read the complaint, “The nature of the performances described above, particularly when conducted in the presence of young children, corrupts the public morals and outrages the sense of public decency.”
DeSantis highlighted that Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation paid the bar a visit, adding, “What they found was not only were there minors there for some of these, and these are sexually explicit drag shows, the bar had a children’s menu.”
“There was a video out of Dallas where they had all these young kids, putting money in the underwear of these drag queens,” stated the governor. “Having kids involved in this is wrong. That is not consistent with our law and policy in the state of Florida.”
On drag queen out of New York, Diamante Habibi, stated to The Guardian, “The drag queen story hour is super important for kids. You need a creative person to bring an imaginative state to the kids and we’re able to do that in a way that’s safe for them and entertaining for everyone.”