Texas lawmakers are dancing around the idea of banning young children from attending drag shows in the state, so you all know RuPaul had a few things to say!
Speaking to James Cordon during a recent appearance on “The Late Late Show,” RuPaul expressed his confusion with the proposed law, especially in light of the steadily increasing number of college students dying from firearms. As we have reported, the state recently lost 19 students after a shooting at a school in Uvalde.
This is a diversion tactic to take the story out of the weapons debate into something to scare people into thinking about something else and they’ve been successful. They’ve turned the gun debate story into this drag queen thing. It’s like you want to help your kids? Get those guns away, it’ll help your kids. Drag queens don’t hurt anyone”
Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton has proposed legislation to ban minors from attending drag shows on June 6, just two weeks after the shooting at a school in Uvalde. Slaton tweeted his proposal, along with a formal statement, after seeing a viral video of kids attending the “Drag the Kids to Pride Drag Show.” The statement read:
The events of the past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children. As a father of two young children, I would never take my kids to a drag show, and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and the rest of my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either. Protecting our own children is not enough, and our responsibility as lawmakers extends to the sexualization that is happening all over Texas.”
Drag shows are no place for a child.
I would never take my kids to a drag show, and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either.
— Bryan Slaton (@BryanforHD2) June 6, 2022
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