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Illinois bakery owner shocked at negativity over 'family-friendly' drag show, says acts won't be 'overly sexual'

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Image Source: WGN-TV YouTube video screenshot composite

The owner of a bakery in the suburbs of Illinois was shocked at the ire aimed at her shop after she announced a "family-friendly" drag show and invited parents to bring their children.

Corinna Sac, the owner of Uprising Bakery in Lake in the Hills, said she woke up dozens of negative messages over the planned drag show.

“We’ve had a lot of customers say that they will never purchase from us again,” Sac said to WGN-TV. “We had one gentleman come in and spit on the front of our bakery case."

She posted on the bakery's Facebook page a screenshot of some of the negative reviews.

"This is 7 days to relentless harassment and it is ridiculous and exhausting. This has got to stop. Our community as a whole should be further along than this. There is no space on this planet for this kind of hatred and negativity. STOP IT, MOVE ON!" she wrote in the post on Thursday.

The show was advertised as "Starry Night, Starry Skies" and would cost $35-$50 for adults and $20 for children under 13 years of age.

Sac said she spoke to the performers to make sure their acts were "family-friendly" and not overly sexual.

“I just wish that people would understand we’re not targeting children,” Sac continued. “There are children tickets available for those families who wish to bring their children and for the families who decide that’s OK for their family setting.”

In response to the furor, Lake in the Hills police Chief Mary Frake warned anyone planning to disrupt the event.

“The safety and Constitutional rights of everyone who choose to participate, in whatever capacity, is our priority," Frake said.

"However, under no circumstances will we tolerate a disruption of this event or any activity that disrupts the peace. Individuals who plan on attending, in support or opposition, with plans to engage in acts of violence or criminal activity will be met with police response," she added.

The drag show is scheduled for Saturday, July 23.

Here's a local news video of the bakery owner:

Suburban bakery owner says upcoming drag show draw community's ire www.youtube.com

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