Actress Melissa McCarthy, whose major claim to fame is starring in Bridesmaids and the colossal failure that was the all-girl reboot of Ghostbusters, has been getting some serious heat after she posted photos on Instagram which appear to promote drag culture, but in reality only serves to illustrate the problem with the current state of drag performances. I mean, the main issue is that drag performances exist in the first place, am I right?
“You’ve been entertained by drag queens your whole life,” the post goes on to say. “Don’t pretend it’s a problem now.” The photo features a montage of Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire, “Monty Python” star John Cleese, Bugs Bunny from “Looney Tunes,” Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in “Some Like It Hot,” and several others decked out in drag.
You can see the Instagram post here.
The meme went viral with a quickness not long after McCarthy posted it. However, the response from fans was mixed, with many sounding off in the comments saying that the drag from times past was mostly done as a comedy gag and not because someone was actually trying to says that men could actually become women.
And that is absolutely right on the money. Bugs Bunny dressing up as a girl bunny was meant to be ridiculous, over-the-top, and hilarious. I mean, how stupid was Elmer Fudd that he seriously couldn’t tell that was Bugs in a dress? That was the punchline of the joke. There was no claim of man being able to “identify” as woman, pump his veins full of hormones and chop his plumbing off and magically transforming into a woman. This is not hard to grasp.
“And it was all comedic in nature…god forbid if anyone laughed today…,” one account noted.
“Others pointed out that the actress’s examples didn’t show the highly sexualized version of drag that’s being promoted for children. This is becoming the target of legislative efforts in several states, including Tennessee, where Republican Governor Bill Lee just signed two pieces of legislation into law Thursday protecting children from sex-change procedures and sexually explicit drag shows,” the Daily Wire reported.
“How is this the same as the men who are pole dancing and writhing around in bondage gear and thongs in front of children? I’m so f***ing disappointed. I was such a fan,” one user said in the comment section, making a reference to a previous incident of a sexually explicit drag show that took place in London that was promoted specifically for babies and toddlers. How is that not grooming behavior? Is not the point of such an event to normalize drag queens, transgenderism, and other forms of sexual perversion in the minds of young children so they grow up accepting it? Doesn’t that prepare them to be victimized by those members of the drag community who are pedophiles?
“Oh honey, watch some of those videos,” another fan said. “These guys’ shows are highly sexualized performances. It’s not ‘The Birdcage’ anymore. Even then it was adult cabaret. ADULT ENTERTAINMENT. As a lifelong liberal democrat, I find these performances today are entirely inappropriate for children. I love you, but open you [sic] freakin eyes, girl.”
“Drag isn’t the issue,” a third person explained. “…The half naked men practicality giving lap dances to children… that’s the issue. Along with trying to convince children that they don’t know what gender they are. When all they SHOULD be learning are their alphabets and such. It’s sick.”
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