Parents are pissed off after a grown man, and ADULT, dressed in drag took the stage at a New York City public school’s talent show last week and gave a sexually driven lip-sync performance — including pelvic gyrations and G-string flashes — in front of kids as young as 5 years old, the New York Daily News reported.
Sick to your stomach yet? There is a video below….warning cringe-worthy material…
Even though the May 25 event featured students from Manhattan’s District 4, the raunchy performer was identified as a parent association president, the paper said. Parents told the Daily News that his was the evening’s last act — and billed on the event flyer as a “Special Surprise Performance!”
The drag queen — who performs in drag clubs around the city, parents told the Daily News — greeted the crowd dressed in a bright red wig, pumps and an outfit that left little to the imagination.
Apart from shaking his rear end and ample, er, chest, the paper said he used his tongue in a suggestive manner during the lip-sync.
Video of the shocking routine showed him getting down on his side, lifting his leg in an erotic pose and then exposing his underwear-clad crotch.
By this point the crowd was shrieking.
The performer appeared elated and energized by the audience’s reaction, though — and frequently motioned to the crowd in ways one might characterize as defiant.
“People were horrified,” Raquel Morales, who was there with her fifth-grade son, told the Daily News. “It looked like a nightclub performance. I’ve been asking for an apology from the district for the last week, and they’ve been ignoring it.”
Morales’ son, J.D., told the paper that what he saw made him uncomfortable.
“I saw her doing things like sticking her legs out and shaking her bottom and it felt weird,” the 10-year-old told the Daily News. “I don’t know why they would do that for an elementary school.”
It gets better: District 4 Superintendent Alexandra Estrella emceed the show, the paper reported.
A parent who requested anonymity over fear of reprisal against her kids told the Daily News she blames Estrella as well as PS 96 Principal David Pretto.
“I left the show the minute he started sticking his tongue out,” the mother told the paper. “I had my children with me and I wasn’t going to allow them to see that.”
Pretto declined to comment, the Daily News reported, adding that Estrella didn’t respond to requests for comment and the drag performer couldn’t be reached.
Michael Aciman, a spokesman for the New York City Education Department, told the paper that school officials haven’t faced disciplinary action over the performance. But he did call it “inappropriate,” the Daily News said, and said “the school has spoken with the parent.”
Just a week prior to the talent show, Project Republic reported on Drag Queen Story Hour at New York’s Brooklyn Public Library featuring readings to toddlers (and their caregivers) — courtesy of Lil Miss Hot Mess.
Check out the talent show’s drag act, if you dare:
(H/T: Todd Starnes)