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So why the drag then?

Reading stories to kiddies – obviously, yes.

But why be in drag when doing so?

A drag queen whose storytelling for children sparked a far-Right protest at a London gallery on Saturday has described himself as a “role model” for the youngsters.

Sab Samuel, whose drag name is Aida H Dee, said his readings can act as a “catalyst” for children to begin “living their true selves”, and save them from the “horrendous mental health battle” he went through while growing up.

So it is to popularise/normalise drag then?

10 thoughts on “So why the drag then?”

  1. The purpose is indoctrination. As a wise man said: “Don’t ask why children need to see drag artists, ask why drag artists need an audience of children…”

  2. Does it never occur to him that dressing up as an exaggerated caricature of a woman might be a symptom of his mental health problems rather than a cure?

  3. @Arthur the cat – “When I was young a story told by a bloke in a frock was called a sermon.”

    The difference is the drag queens don’t expect you to have sex with them.

  4. Why does “being your true self” always involve fake tits and lingerie, and never archery or something?

    And why are their names always lame puns, and not Tom or Susan?

  5. Yeah Dhfhff. I’ve always believed kids should have an absolutely normal upbringing. That way, if they want to do something damn stupid later, they have a sound reference framework to compare it with.

  6. Normalise?

    Mrs Doubtfire, Tootsie, Some Like it Hot, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Ricky Horror Show, the Bidcage.

    Danny la Rue, Les Dawson, Barry Humphries, Dick Enery, Lily Savage.

    Mash, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.


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