“That’s not how you look at our kids”: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Files Complaint About Drag Show Brunch And Ki

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis filed a complaint against a Miami restaurant after a viral video showed children attending a drag show brunch at the establishment.

The complaint alleges that the R House restaurant violated the state’s public nuisance law because the drag performances were “apparently harmful to the mores or manners of the people.” It also referred to the 1947 Florida Supreme Court ruling that “men impersonating women” is a public nuisance in a “suggestive and indecent” manner.

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A video of a child attending the restaurant’s drag show, which shows a child with a drag performer dressed in lingerie, was posted by the right-wing social media account LibsoftTikTok, according to The hill. Consequently, the incident sparked an investigation by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

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“It’s wrong to involve children in this,” DeSantis says. “That’s not in line with our law and policies in the state of Florida, and it’s a disturbing trend in our society to try to sexualize these young people.”

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If the complaint succeeds, the Miami restaurant could lose its liquor license. R House told the Miami Herald that the incident “was a misunderstanding and that the matter will be resolved positively and quickly”.

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“That’s not how you take care of our children,” says DeSantis said at the press conference. “You don’t expose them to things that are inappropriate.”

This complaint comes in the wake of other anti-LGBTQ rhetoric from the governor. In March, DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education Act—popularly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” Act—which prohibits “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in kindergarten through third grade. The law came into effect this month.

In an interview with NBC 6 in June, drag queen Athens Dion encouraged those who see drag as a detriment to society to attend a show and form an opinion for themselves.

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“Sit down, have a drag brunch and then tell me what you think of a show because you’ll see firsthand that it’s a really great time,” Dion said. “No one can be harmed.”

The Florida governor has also recently made headlines as a potential candidate for the 2024 presidential election. A recent poll indicated that as a former president Donald Trump was not a contender, 23.4% of voters preferred DeSantis as the Republican candidate.

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