A drag queen performer defended shows for children by saying that drag shows teach kids that there are no boundaries and that nobody can tell them who they are.
In a video published by the far-left "Now This" news media outlet, performer Ginger Ladd explained that drag queens are smart enough to change their shows to be age appropriate for their audience.
"I'm desperate to show everybody my love, and have them receive that love for what it is," says Ladd on the video.
"Whether or not it's a show in which it's 21 plus and we're doing some good old Nicki Minaj," Ladd explained, "or whether or not it's an all family affair and we get to do homages to Disney."
As Ladd continues talking, the video shows him performing with children handing him money at a drag show.
"The magic is there," Ladd continued. "Don't deny those children the magic of knowing that they belong.
Ladd went on to claim that performers make their shows age appropriate when they see children in the audience.
"We actually tailor our shows to specific audiences. And it's always kind of a magic thing, too, when I step out on stage," Ladd continued. "I gauge the audience. I do ask questions. 'Who's my youngest person here?'"
Further on in the video Liam Kahn, the executive director for "Drag the Vote," claims that the concern over drag shows and grooming of children was a "manufactured" crisis.
"It's not an issue at all," he says.
Conservatives have criticized the movement to include children at supposedly "family friendly" drag shows on the basis that they are age inappropriate and involve the sexualization of children. Supporters of those drag shows argue that children need to be exposed to alternate lifestyles at an early age in order to avoid bigotry and discrimination against LGBTQ people and other alternative lifestyles.
Here's the video of the drag queen comments:
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