The mainstream media are unabashedly continuing their disturbing promotion of so-called “drag kids.” On Saturday, CNBC published a video tweet of Desmond Napoles — AKA “Desmond is Amazing” — an 11-year-old “drag kid” who, earlier this month, “performed” a dance number at a gay bar while collecting dollar bills from the adult men in the crowd.
CNBC, which is owned by NBC Universal News Group, showcased the child as an “LGBTQ youth” advocate. “This 11-year-old drag kid is using his voice to encourage LGBTQ youth to be themselves,” reads the media company’s caption to the video.
— CNBC (@CNBC) December 22, 2018
In December, the 11-year-old boy, dressed in full-drag as a Gwen Stefani-lookalike, danced on stage at a gay bar in Brooklyn, New York, called 3 Dollar Bill. As he took off his coat and revealed his outfit, he bounced around onstage to No Doubt’s “Like a Girl”; cheering grown men were handing him single dollar bills, as you might see in a strip club.
“Only in New York… a nightclub that makes you go WHOA!!!,” reads the Eventbrite promotion by 3 Dollar Bill. “FEATURING: Upcoming Legend from Television and the Runway: DESMOND IS AMAZING!!! PERFORMING LIVE! … This stage, this dance floor, this house… is ours as long as we protect it.”
Interestingly, the video was first published in August by CNBC, before there was massive backlash and understandable concern expressed by the public over young Desmond performing at such a venue. It’s obvious that CNBC made a conscious decision to republish the promotion of the clear exploitation.
As previously reported by The Daily Wire, Desmond was promoted by NBC’s TODAY Show in June. “Meet the 10-year-old ‘drag kid’ taking over social media with inspiring message,” reads the caption video on Desmond. Left-wing site The Daily Beast gushed over Desmond’s drag and his progressive parents in a disturbing piece from February titled, “RuPaul Loves ‘Drag Kid’ Desmond. You Will Too. Fiercely.” The young child has been relentlessly praised and promoted by drag queen RuPaul, the host of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. When Desmond was just seven years old, he was featured in a music video for Season Six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Jinkx Monsoon. In the video, Desmond dances on top of a bar in a red dress, long gloves, and jewelry. As an 8-year-old, the child was introduced on a NYC stage in full-drag by actor Tituss Burgess.
In other words, that culture war liberals are always saying doesn’t exists is alive and well, and the mainstream media and their left-wing allies are at the forefront of it.