Following what’s probably the single most horrifying and egregious example of a so-called “child friendly drag show” that we’ve ever seen, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has called for legal prosecution against those involved.
The event took place on Saturday in Plano, Texas – a large suburb of Dallas (of all places) – and involved a drag performer simulating a sex act in front of children at what the venue dubbed an “all ages” show.
“This is grotesque, disturbing behavior. Under Texas law, local district and county attorneys are charged with taking up the mantle to protect Texas kids by prosecuting these types of totally inappropriate acts,” Paxton was quoted as sayingafter viewing disturbing footage of the event.
The performer can be seen going up to a small child, while adults in the background cheered the person on with dollar bills being waved, at which point the performer “flashed underwear in front of children” – as Daily Caller described.
At least one young girl could be seen with a confused and disturbed look on her face. The dancer twerked to a song that had the lyrics, “My p*ssy good, p*ssy sweet. P*ssy good enough to eat” and “F*ck me all night”…
AG Paxton also urged greater legal protections for children in response: “What’s more, in 2023, the Texas Legislature should amend the Texas Penal Code to expressly prohibit this kind of grossly sexual conduct and empower my Office to prosecute when district and county attorneys refuse,” he said.
Journalist Sara Gonzales of BlazeTV captured the video content, which has since gone viral and driven outrage:
“This is something that was overtly sexual,” she said. “And now apparently the left is gaslighting me into thinking that I’m somehow the crazy one for having a problem with this.”
An advertisement for an upcoming drag show said minors were allowed to attend with an accompanying parent or guardian, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” reported.
In further footage of the event, a little girl can be seen encouraged by the crowd to “tip” a drag dancer with dollar bills…
The restaurant and bar that hosted the event has boasted there will be more: “Following the October 15 event, Ebb & Flow’s Drag Brunch will take place on a monthly basis with dates to be announced soon,” an event page cited by Fox Newsindicated.
Screenshot of the venue’s public Facebook page and the prominent “Drag Brunch” advertisement:
It’s as yet unclear whether the Plano Police or prosecutor will move forward with either an investigation or arrests; however, AG Paxton’s statements are sure to draw increased scrutiny and pressure on the venue that hosted the drag event. Ebb & Flow in a statement given to the Dallas Morning News sought to defend what happened as “very tasteful”.
Many observers have pointed out that typically bars offering sexually explicit shows maintain a strict 21 and over age policy, and yet examples abound lately of “LGBTQ-friendly” events actively targeting minors and young children.