Honestly, we had no idea that children and drag queens and child drag queens were going to be a thing when we first wrote about it, but even “Good Morning America” has played host to an 11-year-old drag queen (good morning, America!) and Drag Queen Story Time, founded in San Francisco, now has 42 official chapters in public libraries across the country (now child-molester free!).
PinkNews filed its report back in April, but for some reason has reposted Thursday its warning that Republican lawmakers in Ohio are trying to make child drag shows illegal.
Just a reminder that Republican lawmakers want to make child drag shows illegal https://t.co/05QrJPpDuw
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) July 18, 2019
Thank you for the reminder; we’ll sleep better tonight.
Republican lawmakers in Ohio have filed a bill that would clamp down on drag performances by minors as “child exploitation.”
Ohio representative Tim Schaffer has proposed a bill in the state legislature seeking to clamp down on performances by “a child under eighteen years of age or a mentally or physically handicapped child under twenty-one years of age,” in a response to a performance by a nine-year-old drag queen.
Offenders could face up to six months in prison and a $1000 fine, while violations of the law could lead to venues being stripped of their liquor licenses.
“Stripped of their liquor licenses,” meaning that these child drag shows are being held in bars and nightclubs, not in mom’s backyard.
This isn't going to go well for you.
— Zell (@ZellTietj) July 18, 2019
G O O D
— Dan The Smooth Dork (@TheSickDork) July 18, 2019
Why is that bad?
— Happy Harry 😎 (@EmJayHix) July 18, 2019
Hell yeah! Only Epstein would want them legal.
— jason⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Zeus30) July 18, 2019
Why you trying to push me to vote republican
— Eric (@ericm30) July 18, 2019
Damn those republicans wanting to actually protect the children instead of exploiting them like the left does repeatedly.
— James (@13Fox4Lyfe) July 18, 2019
no need to make them "illegal"
how about we just make them grotesque, contemptible, and universally reviled?
— Anders Eigen (@AndersEigen) July 18, 2019
If only that worked, abortion would be history too.
Child drag – bad
Child Beauty pageants – bad
Child modeling – bad
— #BringBackMRKHVoice (@MichaelConroy68) July 18, 2019
Children shouldn't be sexualized in that manner.
— Pollyanna (@Sonshinelolly) July 18, 2019
PinkNews is campaigning for Trump 2020?
— aidanjt (@aidanjt1) July 18, 2019
You're making Republicans sound very appealing with this headline
— Problematic Pleb (@ProblematicPleb) July 18, 2019
and thats a problem because?
— macho aznable (@macho_gomez_) July 18, 2019
— Silent Cal (@Si1ent_Cal) July 18, 2019
Alternate headline: Republican lawmakers think its a bad idea to publicly bait pedophiles with abused children and seek to pass laws against doing so.
— Scott Wellman (@prof_zoidberg) July 18, 2019
this is bad how?
— brain stew (@phalania) July 18, 2019
It's a great relief to find that there are some red-lines that even Pink News won't cross – I totally agree with you – child drag is an obscenity.
— David Buckley (@DavidBu90934404) July 18, 2019
As a gay man I applaud them. The gay "scene" is not the place for kids. The same can be said for any kind of adult entertainment. For years we fought against the notion that we were indoctrinating kids and just wanted equal rights. Now all I see is LGBT indoctrinating kids.
— Mikey D (@blane402) July 18, 2019
Great, great point.
Yes and? Can we also nix beauty pageants of little girls while we're at it?
— Chris Humble (@LorkonTheGreat) July 18, 2019
Thanks for the reminder. I’ll be sure to call my representatives and tell them they better support that bill.
— Raul Duke (@ABearlini) July 18, 2019
So??? Just a reminder it makes Republicans look like they want to protect children from abuse. In the real world, this is considered to be a really good thing by ordinary people.
— dollydhalay (@dollydhalay1) July 18, 2019
When adult transwomen are there and they're participating in the dancing and touching, then yes. I've watched a few of these "drag shows" and they're nauseating. Wouldn't want to see little sexualized girls in crop tops and make up dancing around with grown men.
— 𝕮𝖔𝖑𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊 (@coletteniery) July 18, 2019
Sounds good to me – after we all want to clamp down on grooming for abuse, don't we?
— Robbie 🏴🇪🇺🇸🇪🏁#DissolveTheUnion (@wildswim) July 18, 2019
Proving they have the moral authority over the left.
— Ben Jammin 🇺🇸 (@xBenJamminx) July 18, 2019
Good, it's shameful that the Democrats don't honestly
— Paul lillie (@PALillie) July 18, 2019
Surprised you're out here campaigning for the GOP
— MechaZac MkG (@zgochenour) July 18, 2019
I’d have issues if they were trying to ban drag shows in general, meaning those where the drag(s) are consenting adults. But I have absolutely zero issues whatsoever when it comes to banning child drag shows.
— Puppet King (@release6k) July 18, 2019
Suddenly gained some respect for the Republican Party
— Matt 2.0® (@ForestGravy) July 18, 2019
Hey Twitter, didn’t your new rules say something about child sexual exploitation not being allowed?
Public libraries certainly do cherish Drag Queen Story Time — and more — for kids (video) https://t.co/3JkFx1oaE2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 29, 2019