Shocking video shows a risqué "family-friendly" drag show at a brewery in Tennessee. At one disturbing point during the event marketed toward children, a very young girl is patting down the crotch area of an adult dressed as Ariel from Disney's "The Little Mermaid."
On Saturday, the Wanderlinger Brewing Co. hosted the "Chattanooga Pride Youth Day."
The event didn't appear to be promoted on the brewery's website or social media. The event was promoted by the Chattanooga Pride/Tennessee Valley Pride – an organization "celebrating diversity in Chattanooga, Tennessee and combining our LGBTQ Resources to raise awareness, educate, and improve our community with dignity."
A Facebook post for the event read, "Happy Chattanooga Pride! As we celebrate leading up to the festival on October 2nd, come hang out with us at Wanderlinger Brewing Company for our annual Pride Youth Day. Featuring speakers/discussions, princess meet & greets, drag queen story time, and a family-friendly drag show."
Director and producer Robby Starbuck recorded video of the audacious event where drag queens dressed up as Disney princesses and interacted with small children.
Footage shows an adult dressed as Ariel lip-syncing a song from the children's animated film "The Little Mermaid." A young girl rubs her hand across the crotch area of the drag queen's mermaid costume, but the individual does not stop the child.
Another drag queen performer does a dance routine in front of kids – including spreading of the legs that exposed the person's panties to the young children.
"Today we got footage of Chattanooga Pride Youth Day at Wanderlinger Brewing Co. and this is what kids were subjected to," Starbuck wrote on Twitter. "It's NOT hard to not spread your legs to kids. It’s NOT hard to redirect a kid away from that area if they grab near your crotch. We have to stop this madness!"
"The fact they WANT to spread their legs for kids should make very clear to everyone that something is WRONG with this. Where’s law enforcement? We won’t allow this continue," said the former congressional candidate. "In Tennessee there will be no safe space to be inappropriate like this with kids. We WILL stop this!"
"We will be watching every move the left makes to do this in Tennessee and we will be reporting to the public, to the politicians and to the police until this stops," Starbuck concluded. "Tennesseans: Send this to your reps and ask them to stop this and to work with us on legislation to protect kids!"
The website for the brewery (which requires people to be 21 or over to access it) previously promoted an "All Ages Pride Event at Wanderlinger." The Pride Month event that took place in June featured "Drag Queen Story Time with Hormona Lisa" and an "All Ages Drag Show."
Also in June, A Texas gay bar hosted a "Drag the Kids to Pride" event where drag queen dancers provocatively gyrated in front of children as young as toddlers. The event that was held in Dallas was marketed as the "ultimate family-friendly pride experience."