Little girl tips drag queen baring synthetic breasts during ‘family-friendly’ drag event at Michigan
A young girl was filmed tipping a drag queen baring a set of synthetic breasts during a ‘family-friendly’ event at a Michigan gay venue.
The child, whose age was not disclosed, passed a bill to RuPaul’s Drag Race star Yara Sofia at Hamburger Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the clip.
She was sitting on the knee of an adult woman at the time, who just smiled and laughed as the youngster was exposed to the performance and tipped the drag queen, whose real name is Gabriel Burgos Ortiz.
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Sofia strutted around the bar wearing a pair of large fake breasts that hung outside her costumes, complete with tiny yellow pasties covering the nipples in what appeared to be an arch attempt at modesty.
The video was shot at a branch of the LGBT bar and restaurant chain in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in September 2021.
It was originally posted by a TikTok user DavidLovesDragOk and has since been re-shared by Libs of TikTok amid growing concern about children being brought to sexualized shows in the name of diversity.
The Grand Rapids outlet of Hamburger Mary’s closed in January of this year, but its Facebook page is still active, complete with scores of fliers for events.
Many of them are explicitly advertised as being for audiences aged 18+ only.
But the flyer for the drag event attended by Yara Sofia was not, suggesting that it may indeed have been marketed as a family-friendly event.
The news comes as debates rage across the country as young children are constantly being exposed to content that is inappropriate by family members and educators what they claim is in the name of support for LGBT equality.
New York City has been spending heavily on sending drag queens into its public elementary schools, dropping more than $200,000 on appearances since 2018.
Just last month, records show the city paying $46,000 to send Drag Story Hour NYC to public schools, libraries, and street festivals, according to the New York Post.
Some parents say the programs were booked without their consent, while city officials have responded with outrage, according to the New York Post.