How young is too young to attend a drag show?
That’s been debated across the country as Republican lawmakers try to protect children from being exposed to these sexually charged freak shows in schools, libraries, and their communities.
But now, we’re learning of junior drag camps for kids!
— FREE the Words (@FREEtheWordsnow) April 3, 2023
A theatre group is putting on a "drag camp" for kids as young as 7, providing all attendees with a "Drag Makeup Starter Kit."
— Sarah Wilder (@SarahHopeWilder) March 31, 2023
What’s more, many receive government funding and include children as young as seven.
A Children’s theatre in Canada announced that they’re offering two drag camps for kids this summer.
Canadian 🇨🇦 tax payer funded Drag Summer Camp for 7-11 Year Olds.
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) March 31, 2023
Daily Caller had more on this government-funded drag camp for kids:
The event, put on by Carousel Theatre for Young People in Vancouver, Canada, has two categories. “Junior drag camp,” which costs $460 per person, is offered to ages seven to 11 from July 4 to 7. “Teen drag camp” is available for kids aged 12 to 17, costs $900 per person, and is offered from July 4 to 7 and from July 10 to 14.
SEVEN YEARS OLD?
I don’t know about you, but seven seems awfully young to be thinking about sexuality and gender identity!
Whatever happened to summer camps where kids could just be kids – play outside, make crafts, eat s’mores?
Why do we need summer camps that focus on drag performances … for SEVEN-YEAR-OLDS?
Listen I’m all for doing you and what makes you happy but imposing gender and sexuality on prepubescent kids is crazy. A kids drag camp aged 7-11 ?!?!
My 7 year old knows nothing about sexuality from me at all and will not until we hit puberty. Pls this this is getting crazy.
— Shanessa (@ImSimplyAce) April 4, 2023
Well, this is Canada, you might say – but it’s already here in the U.S.A.
Just last month, the Young Actors’ Theatre Camp in California hosted an overnight drag camp for children as young as eight!
Daily Mail reported on the California drag camp for kids:
Announced last week, the camp’s inaugural outing started on Friday, March 31, and saw students learn drag history, participate in character workshops, and come up with performance ideas for a final show in front of friends and family.
— BPR (@BIZPACReview) April 4, 2023
How are people ok with this? Theater group to hold drag camp for kids :: Bay Area Reporter https://t.co/01jkyIaSwE
— Santa Cruz Mountain Goat (@SCMountainGoat) April 3, 2023
The world keeps getting sicked and sicker.
— mrh (@mrh50955312) April 3, 2023
Meanwhile, in Washington, the Museum of Pop Culture also plans to hold a drag camp for kids this summer.
They’re calling it Drag-tastic: The Art of Drag Camp
And like most of these perverted grooming events, the children will put on a drag show at the end of the week and invite friends and family to watch.
Early Bird Registration is OPEN NOW! 📋 We’re not like the other summer camps. Create epic music videos and record songs, be a STEAM explorer through fantasy worlds, and perfect your drag-tastic performance at MoPOP. Visit https://t.co/YzEtNwJaJK to learn more. #mopop pic.twitter.com/gJ7uEpm6qz
— MoPOP (@MoPOP) February 2, 2023
Drag Camp for Kids nurtures next generation of queens and kings | The Star https://t.co/QiGOIwiT1a
— Ashley "Billie" Thomson 🏳️🌈⚧️⚜️ (@BillieChipieMtl) April 4, 2023
According to their website, they too have received government funding for programs such as Drag-tastic: The Art of Drag Camp.
Some of their listed donors include The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Washington State Department of Commerce.