Wingnuts Go Crazy Over “Kinky Boots” Performance in Macy’s Day Parade

The social conservatives went bonkers over this (relatively tame – it was cold!) performance from the Broadway musical and Tony winning “Kinky Boots” featuring Pittsburgh’s own, Billy Porter.

One person tweeted “Now I have to explain Kinky Boots to my kids. Thanks Macy’s.”

Huh? If your kids are not old enough to understand drag, they are certainly old enough to understand theater and characters and costumes and make-believe and storytelling. I highly doubt it is a conversation that will cause emotional trauma for your kids – they are already watching the next float. With dancing dragons and fairy plum princesses.

The difference of course is that drag queens are real human beings as are the other characters in the play who grow as human beings through their ‘kinky boots’ experience. So your kids might encounter real drag queens in their every day life.

OR much more likely, they might encounter transgender people in their everyday life as well as gender nonconforming people. And you have an opportunity – through a very fun parade number – to prepare them to integrate those encounters into the lessons of kindness, decency and respect you are teaching them. And the opportunity to teach them that it’s okay to ask you questions and be curious without being disrespectful.

Or you could simply vent like this via WorldNetDaily

One commenter there complained, “Just when I thought NYC and NBC couldn’t get any lower. Next year they will have LGBT Poll dancers. This is despicable and disgusting beyond belief. NBC, you should be ashamed.”

Oh my, did LGBT Poll dancers make me laugh long and hard. I can’t imagine anything less interesting than poll workers dancing in a parade. Dancing poll workers are more suited to “West Side Story” than “Kinky Boots” anyway.

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