Woman Interviewed About Drag Kids Doesn't See the Problem with Drag Kids. But I Do.
If you think it's wrong to allow children to make adult decisions like performing drag in front of adults, that's only because you're obviously homophobic and Greta Thunberg needs to shame you. Documentarian and film director Megan Wennberg explored the child-abuse filled world of drag kids. No, she didn't consider it child abuse. I'm just saying that's what it is to me based on the quotes below, pulled from the LGBT site, Queerty. When asked what she thought about the world of children being dressed sexually to entertain adults, here's what Ms. Wennberg had to say:
I think my initial reaction—I was interested immediately. It was like oh wow this is a world I know nothing about. I did not know this was a thing. Then, I guess out of curiosity, I wanted to know why these kids, what it was about drag that they were so passionate about, what it added to their lives.
Remember, this website focuses mainly on commentary. Opinion. Our own hot takes. Okay? Okay. My reaction to learning children were dancing for adults in a sexualized fashion didn't leave me saying things like "Oh wow, this is a world I know nothing about." My first reaction was how do some parents sleep at night? Further, how do any adults who know these parents allow this behavior to continue? Related: Pediatrician Smacks Down Leftists Pushing Transgenderism on Kids.
So then after talking to them, and their parents, and hearing the four different stories, it seemed to be a real, genuine interest that had come from each kid. And it seemed to be something they didn’t understand officially. They didn’t quite know what it was. But since they could walk and talk, they were always reaching for glitter and sequins. Heels.
These kids didn't know what drag was, but they liked shiny things and heels. For the record, I don't have children of my own. But I know enough about kids to know they like things that look fun and adult. Isn't that why tobacco companies aren't allowed to advertise to children? Smoking looks adult and cool, and thus kids are hoping to emulate. How do children being naturally drawn to actual SHINY THINGS and heels translate to drag? Related: Dear 'Parents' Stop Whoring Your Kids to LGBTQ Perverts.
It was really cute: they have old pictures of some of them just in dresses, borrowing a sister’s Halloween costumes. It was something they always liked, and the parents have been supportive. They’ve come around in certain ways. One of the moms says she actually used to hate drag, but because her son loved it so much, you just get on board with what your kid likes. Now she loves it.
What chapter in the Parenting 101 book says "Go along with your child's whims"? If these same children insisted they play with fire, do the parents go along with it? What if these same drag kids threw a tantrum if they wanted to smoke? Drink beer? Buy a Daily Wire tumbler?
Because parents act in the best interest of their children. This doesn't include taking dress-up to an adult stage, which based on this next and final pull quote, seems like rather a problem. One of the drag kids, "Laddy Gaga" has frequent meltdowns. Tantrums. Yet, no one seems concerned this kid might break?
We knew in advance that Stephan was pretty highly strung, and potentially have meltdowns. It was something he had told us about. It was something his parents had told us about. So we all knew. And actually, we were more accepting based on some of the stories we heard. It was a stressful situation, especially for him.
Do children have tantrums? Absolutely. But such tantrums, so notorious and over something even the adults knew was stressful, wouldn't someone say "You know, maybe this dressing as a girl and dancing around on stage for cheering perverts might be a bit much for the boy." Just spitballing.
Like at the Vogue Ball—he’d never done anything like that before, and didn’t understand what he was supposed to be doing. Then he was very upset that he didn’t win, kind of like a kid at anything else like a soccer game.
Children who go to soccer games are upset they lost, but they don't have meltdowns. Their parents on the sidelines, that's another matter. Seems to me, Stephan aka "Laddy Gaga" needs to be taken off the stage, out of a dress, his face cleaned of makeup, and be allowed to live a healthy childhood. Hell, put him on a soccer team.
It is not, by the way, homophobic to suggest children shouldn't perform sexually in front of adults. It's not homophobic to suggest children't shouldn't be led into confusion because maybe the children like that which shines. Parents are supposed to do right by their children by being adults and saying no to things that are detrimental to their lives.
The rest of the interview with this documentarian is just as awful as what I cited here, with neither the interviewer or the interviewee seeming to signal any issue with these children being exploited. If they even understand these children are exploited at all.
But remember. You're the homophobe for disapproving of drag kids.