Hollywood actress Charlize Theron slammed anyone against those disapproving of the drag queen community and their exposure to children during a pro-drag queen telethon on Sunday. The event, titled “Drag Isn’t Dangerous,” is aimed to raise funds for LGBTQ organizations combatting proposed legislation in red states that seek to regulate drag performances in public spaces to shield minors from being exposed to sexual content.
Theron, known for her roles in films like “Atomic Blonde,” hit out against conservative lawmakers pushing for restrictions on sexual drag queen performances, arguing that there are far greater dangers to children than drag queens.
“We love you queens! We’re in your corner, and we’ve got you, and I will f— anybody up who is, like, trying to f— with anything with you guys,” Theron declared.
Theron dismissed the notion that drag queens pose a threat to children: “Ain’t no drag queen the danger to our kids. If you’ve ever seen a drag queen lip sync for her life, it only makes you happier, it only makes you love more. It makes you a better person,” she expressed.
During the telethon, Theron’s video contribution was one of several celebrity appearances, with stars like Melissa McCarthy, Jesse Eisenberg, and Sarah Silverman also voicing their support. The event featured performances by renowned drag queens.
Theron concluded her video by urging viewers to support the organizations working to combat the proposed bills and eradicate discriminatory policies. “No more room for hate, only love, and love equals drag queens!” she passionately proclaimed, emphasizing the importance of acceptance and unity.
The “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon, organized by the Hollywood-based Producer Entertainment Group and major LGBTQ organizations, aimed to raise funds to counter the legislative efforts in states like Tennessee and Texas. These bills seek to regulate drag performances in public areas, ensuring that minors are not exposed to them.