Fla business office investigating traveling drag show that allegedly exposed children to sexual content

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has launched an investigation into an allegedly “sexually explicit” drag show that occurred in Fort Lauderdale on Monday.

The event, “A Drag Queen Christmas,” was held at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the “A Drag Queen Christmas” national tour.

The event received viral attention after local activist Chris Nelson filmed himself at it shaming the performers and attendees alike over the presence of children.

“It is not right for kids to be at this thing. It is not right for children to be at this thing. There are children here. There are children here,” he could be heard shouting.

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As noted earlier, the event is part of a tour that’s been all across the United States, reportedly exposing children to “sexually explicit” content.

One recent show in Austin was witnessed by independent journalist Tayler Hansen.

“This was marketed towards children in the flyer itself. It literally says ‘all ages,’ and I don’t know about you, but the video that I watched, it does not entail anything that’s appropriate for all ages,” he later told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Some of the stunning video content he referenced can be seen below:

Hansen added that he was temporarily suspended on social media for sharing footage from the event.

“It’s very interesting that I was almost immediately suspended after reporting on this and having it hit breaking news. The reason why I would be banned is because you have fake reporters like Will Carless from USA Today, amongst many other sources, that want to come out and say there are no children there,” he said.

“I mean, they flat-out denied this even though these children are essentially on video being sexually groomed. I mean, there’s no other way to put it. These children are being groomed by adults,” he added.

See more footage from the event below:

While DeSantis can’t do anything about the tour popping up in other states, he can and is doing something about its appearance in Florida.

“The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is aware of multiple complaints about a sexually explicit performance marketed to children held in Fort Lauderdale on December 26th,” the governor’s press secretary, Bryan Griffin, said in a statement published Tuesday.

“The Department is actively investigating this matter, including video footage and photographs from the event. DPBR will, like in other cases, take action. Exposing children to sexually explicit activity is a crime in Florida, and such action violates the Department’s licensing standards for operating a business and holding a liquor license,”  he added.

Griffin added that the department “will share any collected evidence with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for potential criminal liability.

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