We here at Twitchy write a lot more posts about drag queens than we ever thought we would. Between shows like “Good Morning America” fawning over an 11-year-old drag queen to Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the topic has been kind of hard to ignore.
In its effort to politicize everything against President Trump, the Washington Post has written a piece on how drag queens have snatched the spotlight during the Trump administration. In reality, one drag queen, Pissi Myles, showed up to cover the impeachment hearings, and that’s about it.
How drag queens have snatched the political spotlight in the Trump era https://t.co/HO5FGaJMEU
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 25, 2019
Drag and politics have always been intertwined, ever since the 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York, where drag queens and transgender women, notably the performer Marsha P. Johnson, were among the foremothers of the gay rights movement. And in the lead-up to 2020, with drag enjoying more mainstream popularity than ever before, drag queens are becoming a perfect foil to President Trump.
The act of dressing in drag has long been a political statement — it’s an act of rebellion against societal norms, and an art form that elevates the voices of disenfranchised communities. And as drag has attracted a new, mainstream audience — one that might see it purely as entertainment — there have been efforts to make the connection more overt.
The piece goes on to mention the popular and nationwide library program Drag Queen Story Hour, in which drag queens read to children and even give them their own drag queen names. But how did drag get so mainstream?
Because the media is incessantly pushing it?
— A Former Tailgater (@CheckerBDMafia) November 25, 2019
Because #FakeNews like you put them in the spotlight.
— Translation Goat (@stealthgoat1) November 25, 2019
I feel bad that you guys are forced to come up with stories 24/7…this is the sad result
— ‘Big’ Doug Fielder (@big_fielder) November 25, 2019
Well this is a headline I never thought I'd see from the Washington Post. NTTAWWT
— Tammy Davis (@Babygotback51) November 25, 2019
Your paper isn't worthy of being at the bottom of a bird cage.
— DBA22 (@dalvares22) November 25, 2019
This is the kinda reporting the Washington Post should stick to.
— J☀️ Arrow⚾️🏈🥊🏋️♀️ (@Hotel511) November 25, 2019
454230953205 stories about Trump… 1 story about drag queens…
Headline: HOW DRAG QUEENS HAVE STOLEN TRUMP'S SPOTLIGHT.
— Jesse (@johndaniels155) November 25, 2019
You keep pointing it their way. At all 20 of them.
Like this article.
— The Punned-it. (@REMattersAZ) November 25, 2019
— Madame America 🇺🇸 (@MadameAmerica) November 25, 2019
They didn't snatch anything. You put them there to try to own the Orange Man.
— Patrick 🇺🇸 (@batman1793) November 25, 2019
I don't think they have though.
— BoyGeekDrone (@BoyGeekDrone) November 25, 2019
Yea I’m not sure they have. This is the only drag queen I’ve seen in a year. The last one I saw was getting his ass kicked from a library by two large gentlemen with 8 year old girls. School district didn’t do a background check- registered pedophile. 😐🤬🤬
— HunterBelle15 (@HunterB15521225) November 25, 2019
Hey, it happens.
— Hazel (@pugo4us) November 25, 2019
Pathetic excuse for news. I guess can't report on Trumps/Americas progress. Economy +Jobs+Prison reform+American companies coming back to America after getting chased away for decades by the highest corporate tax on the planet.
— Daniel William DeSimone (@DanielWilliamD7) November 25, 2019
Stay tuned in 2020 for the wide theatrical release of “Drag Kids.”
PinkNews sends out a warning that GOP legislators want to clamp down on child drag shows https://t.co/JP4ISS6nor
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 18, 2019