(RoyalPatriot.com )- Drag shows have been at the center of the so-called “culture war” in Americana politics as viral videos show children dancing for dollar bills themselves and being exposed to perverse dancing by adult performers.
In response to these events, Arkansas legislation targeting drag shows was passed by the Republicans in the state by a 29-6 vote, according to Newsmax. It labeled the shows as “adult-oriented businesses,” effectively prohibiting minors from attending.
Arkansas state Sen. Gary Stubblefield introduced the bill and argued that it would protect children from explicit content.
“I can’t think of anything good that can come from taking children and putting them in front of a bunch of grown men who are dressed like women,” Stubblefield said referring to drag shows taking place at local libraries.
Not everyone was excited about the bill, however. Eric Reece, director of the Human Rights Campaign in Arkansas, argued that the bill was a way for Republicans to go after LGBTQ+ individuals. He said that the “Drag Queen story hours” are “age appropriate for children and can teach important lessons like acceptance and openness.”
The legislation comes after countless instances of child drag shows creating controversy. In August 2022, the U.S. Air Force hosted its first ever “kid-friendly” drag show during its “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summer Festival” on Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE), according to the conservative magazine American Pigeon.
The festival was reportedly advertised as a family event, featuring a performance from “Harpy Daniels—The Navy Drag Queen.” Daniels, who is formally known as Joshua Kelley, told The Navy Times that he joined the military to fund his drag hobby.
The popular LibsOfTikTok Twitter account was suspended last summer after posting several drag shows targeting children. The post was removed for allegedly breaking Twitter’s rules against “abuse and harassment,” and Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillion cacalledttention to the irony, according to American Pigeon.
“You know what’s actually abusive? Drag shows for kids,” he wrote.