An actress has threatened violence toward anyone that speaks out against drag queens.
At a recent event, when she was speaking out against regulations that try to ban minors from witnessing drag shows, actress Charlize Theron vowed to “f*** up” anyone who criticizes drag queens.
Theron attended the ‘Drag Isn’t Dangerous’ telethon, which featured live and pre-recorded performances by Hollywood celebrities and members of the drag community.
The actress spent most of her interview praising drag queens and implying that she would fight anyone who attacked them.
“We adore you, regal ladies! She told the crowd, “We are in your corner, and we have you, and I will f*** up anyone who is trying to f*** with anything with you guys.”
Theron, whose adopted son identifies as a woman, claimed that youngsters were at more risk than adults, perhaps referring to gun violence, an issue she has previously addressed. Theron acknowledged that the transgender journey of her “daughter” Jackson is still new territory for their family.
“Notable” drag artists joined Theron, including Divina De Campo, Bob the Drag Queen, Trixie Mattel, Jinkx Monsoon, Eureka O’Hara, and Peppermint onstage to perform at the event.
Other celebrities included Adam Lambert, Kelly Osbourne, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Orville Peck, Amber Tamblyn, Sarah Silverman, and Ali Wong.
Producer Entertainment Group co-founder and man behind Sunday’s telethon Jacob Slane has spoken out, saying they are sick of it. The goal of this campaign is to help the lives of LGBTQ persons who are being persecuted.
What “saving lives” means and who is targeting them for death is unclear.
The Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill in March that would ban ‘sexual conduct’ from being performed in public during live drag acts.
In the same month, Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a bill to restrict drag shows; its proponents framed the legislation as necessary for the safety of children, while its detractors argued that it was an unconstitutional attempt to silence LGBTQ people.
Last week, Montana lawmakers delivered Gov. Greg Gianforte a bill to outlaw drag shows at public institutions like libraries and schools.
Similar legislation has been proposed in Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia.