The mayor of a California city allowed himself to be spanked by a drag queen at a fundraising event that minors as young as 15 were invited to attend, reports indicate.
Last Saturday evening, Konstantine Anthony, who became mayor of Burbank just last year, attended a drag queen bingo event in Venice to help raise money for Santa Clarity Valley Democrats. According to headliner drag queen Roxy Wood, the event was dubbed "Roxy's Got Balls!" and was marketed to those ages 15 and up. "Event not suitable for children," warned a promo shared by Wood.
At some point during the event, Mayor Anthony, grinning sheepishly, bent over at the front of the room and braced himself against a table while a drag queen in a low-cut, rainbow-colored dress swatted him across the rear end with a paddle, video from the event shows.
The famously anti-woke X account Libs of TikTok shared the video, which led to a social media spat with Anthony. During their exchange, Anthony initially claimed the drag queen bingo was a "private 21+ event" and suggested that Libs of TikTok was "lying" about it.
After Libs of TikTok pointed to the promo of the event, which said that those as young as 15 could attend, Anthony replied, "Regardless of advertising, there were no children at the event." He then repeated the suggestion that Libs of TikTok just wanted to "speculate and lie."
BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales then jumped in and noted, "Bro you literally just acknowledged you’re the one who lied. It was not a 21+ event."
In addition to the conversation on X, Anthony also commented on the Instagram spanking video. "Jealous???" he asked those criticizing or poking fun at him.
Anthony, a longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists who spent 20 years as an improv comedian, entered politics in 2020, when he was elected to the Burbank city council. He served as vice mayor for two years before being appointed mayor in 2022.
Since 2019, Anthony has also served on the executive board of Burbank PFLAG — which once stood for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays but which now bills itself as "the nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them." He often lists his pronouns in his bios and also states that he is "#ActuallyAutistic."
Anthony, whom Red State called a "socialist gadfly" and a "low-rent Gavin Newsom," also defended the book "Gender Queer" on an episode of the WiseNuts podcast earlier this summer, denying to a concerned parent that it was "sexualized" content. He is currently running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
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