Adult entertainment could be coming right into your living room via children’s television very soon. Not satisfied with strutting their stuff in adult only bars, drag queens have been increasingly setting their sights on little children.
The Daily Wire reports the New York City Department of Education and the public media company The WNET Group are partnering together for a new education television program called "Let's Learn," which is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8.
One of the latest episodes of the program features a drag queen named Little Miss Hot Mess as the host. The drag queen reads and dances to a book he wrote titled "The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish," which is a play on the classic nursery rhyme "The Wheels on the Bus."
You may be wondering to yourself, 'What on earth is a drag queen?' Well, don't worry because I'm going to tell you," the drag queen said. "Drag queens, we are everyday people who love to play pretend and dress up as often as we can. We love to wear shiny, sparkly outfits with all of our sequins and all of our glitter and a lot of jewelry and maybe a little too much makeup," the host added. "And big hair, and big personalities. We like to perform on stage. We like to sing and dance and tell jokes. Sometimes we like to lip-sync, which is when we move our mouths to other people's songs."
Little Hot Mess leaves out the fact that the names of drag queens often refer to sexual activities and they exaggerate negative female stereotypes in their appearance and behaviour. Drag Queens are usually highly suggestive or explicit and concentrate heavily on sexual content during their shows.
Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, said drag queens are not for kids.
“Drag queens belong in bars and adult entertainment venues where adults can choose to participate if that is their thing,” she said.
“They do not belong in child centred environments such as libraires or on children’s television programs.
“Enticing children with adult sexual attitudes and behaviours is inappropriate at best and dangerous at worst.
“Drag queens are not for kids!”