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Why MSNBC's Joy Reid may regret lauding this 'drag queen story hour'

The Rubin Report

'Here's the televised mental institution MSNBC with racist Joy Reid ...'

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On “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip of MSNBC’s Joy Reid trying to normalize drag queen story hour that did not seem to go as planned.

"Here's the televised mental institution MSNBC with racist Joy Reid as she actually aired a clip of drag queen story hour — and I don't think this segment went exactly how she intended," Dave said to introduce the clip, in which Reid gleefully praises drag queen story hours while blaming "right-wing people" for violence against the LGBTQ+ community.

"It makes me sad ... that [drag queen story hour] scares right-wing people so much that they would try to ban it or ... sue people over it. And then people act surprised when there's violence against people who are trans and LGBTQ," Reid commented.

Reid was referencing the deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado earlier this month. As it turns out, the suspected shooter, "Mx. Aldrich," is a member of the LGBTQ+ community who identifies as "non-binary" and uses "they/them" pronouns, according to a court filing.

Dave quickly noted Reid's own "history of anti-gayness," which she documented in a now-deleted blog, before going on to point out the important difference between drag queens and trans people.

"I just want to make the point that there is a difference between a drag queen and a trans person who fundamentally feels that they are in the wrong body and then often goes through the surgeries to transition into the other gender," Dave said.

"It is becoming a social contagion that suddenly the amount of kids who identify as trans is exploding. Usually, it's young girls who want to transition to boys and then they realize a year or two later, sometimes after they've taken these puberty blockers and all sorts of other stuff, that 'Oh no, it was just a phase,' or it was a social contagion ... where everyone starts acting the exact same way," he continued.

"But there's a bizarre movement in mainstream media to normalize drag queens with kids," Dave added. "Why don't they do events with anyone else other than kids ... the actuaries, the accountants, the dentists, the shoe salesmen, whoever it might be? Why doesn't the NBA bring in a bunch of drag queens to do team-building with the Knicks? Bizarre, right? It has to be with kids."

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