Internet users have condemned a clip showing a tiny child being led by the hand by a drag queen with huge exposed boobs during an event at a Miami bar.
The 16 second video sees the young girl, who appears to be aged between two and four, dressed in a tiara as she parades with a woman in skimpy clothing.
That performer – who appears to be a transgender woman – proudly displays gigantic boobs, with her nipples covered with pasties while wearing lingerie stuffed with dollar bills.
She parades around the R House Wynwood in a TikTok video shared by a user called nononoie, who wrote: ‘Children belong at drag shows!!!! Children deserve to see fun & expression & freedom.’
It’s unclear when the clip was shot, who the performer is – and how nononoie is related to the girl being filmed.
She has made her TikTok private, likely after receiving a tidal wave of condemnation over the clip.
The clip appeared to irk Christian conservative pundit Lauren Chen who angrily tweeted: ‘These people belong in jail. This is a hill I’m willing to die on.’
‘Cheering on absolute depravity to make their own degeneracy seem tame by comparison – we know the venue where this happened… Is anyone going to do anything about it???’ she asked on Twitter.
Plenty of users agreed with Chen who has posted several times in the past about such ‘disturbing’ events.
Video has been posted of a drag queen walking hand in hand with a little girl
The 16 second clip was filmed at a drag queen brunch in Wynwood, Miami
Many diners appeared nonplussed at what was happening before them
Conservative Christian pundit Lauren Chen appeared outraged at what she had witnessed
The little girl was walked through the restaurant hand-in-hand with the drag queen
The little girl was seen walking alongside the drag queen in the 16 second clip shot in Miami
The youngster willingly walked alongside the drag queen who had dollar bill stuffed into her bottoms
Chen has posted several times in the past of her disdain for drag queen events at which children are permitted
‘Time to prove your worth Ron DeSantis. Make sure this person gets arrested and the venue is shuttered,’ tweeted Aaron R.
‘This is just wrong, Mr Governor DeSantis I know is not your fault but you need to do something about this!’ wrote Gabriel Garcia.
‘Pedophilia is illegal, gross, creepy and depraved… This does not fit under any free speech laws…. These people deserve jail and eventually hell,’ wrote another upset Twitter follower.
A stunning moment shows a little girl sitting on the knee of an adult at a Michigan drag show, tipping a performer displaying large, synthetic breasts during what was supposed to be a ‘family friendly’ event
Similar instances have been recorded in the past including in September 2021 when a young girl was filmed tipping a drag queen baring a huge set of synthetic breasts during a ‘family-friendly’ event at a Michigan gay venue.
The child, whose age was not disclosed, passed a bill to RuPaul’s Drag Race star Yara Sofia at Hamburger Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the clip.
She was sat on the knee of an adult woman at the time, who smiled warmly as the youngster tipped the performer, whose real name is Gabriel Burgos Ortiz.
Sofia strutted around the bar wearing a pair of large fake breasts that hung outside her costumes, complete with tiny yellow pasties covering the nipples in what appeared to be an arch attempt at modesty.
The Grand Rapids outlet of Hamburger Mary’s closed in January of this year, but its Facebook page is still active, complete with scores of fliers for events.
Many of them are explicitly advertised as being for audiences aged 18+ only.
But the flyer for the drag event attended by Yara Sofia was not, suggesting that it may indeed have been marketed as a family-friendly event.
The video from September 2021, posted by the infamous @LibsofTikTok account nearly nine months later, shows the performer then running off, taking a few more tips and letting it all hang out
This is the flyer for the Yara Sofia event. Unlike other nights advertised by Hamburger Mary’s, it was not billed as being for customers aged 18+ only, suggesting it may have been deemed a family-friendly event
Yara Sofia is the stage name of Gabriel Burgos Ortiz, 38, a Puerto Rico native and singer
The videos of youngsters interacting with the drag queens comes as debates rage across the country about whether young children are being exposed to content that is inappropriate by well-meaning family members and educators in the name of support for LGBT equality.
New York City has been spending heavily on sending drag queens into its public elementary schools, dropping more than $200,000 on appearances since 2018.
In May, records show the city paying $46,000 to send Drag Story Hour NYC to public schools, libraries, and street festivals, according to the New York Post.
Some parents say the programs were booked without their consent, while city officials have responded with outrage, according to the Post.
Drag Queen story-hours have also hit the headlines. They see performers read story books to children at events held in schools or libraries.
The books read to kids are children’s story books, usually by drag queens in less-revealing outfits.
Supporters say the events are harmless and innocent, but conservatives claim the story hours often veer into age-inappropriate vulgarity.
A drag queen who goes by the name Flame reads stories to children and their caretakers during a Drag Story Hour at a public library in New York, in June
Drag Queen Story Hour, a nonprofit, was started in San Francisco in 2015 by activist and author Michelle Tea. Chapters have since opened across the U.S. and elsewhere. Other organizations with readers in drag have also formed.
As part of Drag Queen Story Hour’s programming, drag queens read to children and their parents at libraries, bookstores, fairs, parks and other public spaces to celebrate reading ‘through the glamorous art of drag.’
In 2022 alone, Drag Story Hour NYC has made 49 appearances at 34 public schools in New York City, according to its website.
The organization characterizes itself as promoting inclusivity, creativity, and acceptance of the self in children, by exposing them to drag queens reading similarly thematic books.
A drag performer from Drag Story Hour NYC reading to children at an event. Parents told the New York Post that the events happened at their children’s school often without parental consent
A performer showing off some of the books read to children at drag events at public schools. The books tend to be about gender fluid topics
‘Through fun and fabulous educational experiences, our programs celebrate gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable,’ the website reads.
Images from the site show people dressed in bedazzled dresses, shimmering wigs, and heavy eye shadow, reading to young children in classroom, and even helping the kids apply makeup themselves.
The company has received $207,000 from taxpayers since 2018, records show. $50,000 of that has come from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the other $157,000 from the NYC Department of Education, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Transportation, and Cultural Affairs.
The funds were provided by city council members, with $80,000 being allocated for drag programs in 2022 alone – over three times as much as was provided in 2020 for drag programs.