On Wednesday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced legislative proposals and administrative actions to protect Floridians from the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) movement, and commented on a bar that allowed children to attend a drag show.
The state of Florida is suing the bar that hosted drag shows with children present after investigators found that the establishment was exposing minors to sexually explicit content.
The state is attempting to revoke the liquor license at R House, a Miami-area bar, through a complaint that details numerous incidents in which children were allegedly exposed to explicit sexual content there with the full knowledge of the bar.
“I’m sensitive to this, I’ve got a five, a four, and a two-year-old, my wife and I back home, and we get our money’s worth out of that. Being a parent is the most important thing we do. It’s also very challenging enough as it is. And so I think parents, particularly this time in society’s history, should be able to have their kids go to kindergarten, watch cartoons, just be kids, without having some agenda shoved down their throats all the time.,” said DeSantis on Wednesday.
In one instance, a male dancer wearing G-string underwear stuffed with dollar bills with his buttocks fully exposed paraded a young girl aged about 3 to 5 through the restaurant while holding her hand, the complaint alleges.
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“And that’s what we’re fighting for. That’s what we’re fighting for. And that’s why we, you know, those agencies are moving forward with that. People have different views about what they want to do as adults. But it used to be, the kids are off limits, no one wanted to bring the kids into any of this stuff. And we’ve got to get back to that. And I can tell you in Florida, we are going to make sure that that happens,” said DeSantis.
In another instance, a presumably male dancer gyrated and pole-danced in revealing women’s clothing while waving dollar bills, the complaint alleges. R House was not only aware that children may be present during such performances, but they also offered a children’s menu for kids 12 and under.
“There was a video out of Dallas where they had all these young kids putting money in the underwear of these drag queens at a bar, and that’s totally unacceptable,” DeSantis said. “A week or two later there was video from a place that had similar stuff and then that was identified as being in Florida.”
“Speaking on behalf of A LOT of moms across the state, we do not want our children exposed to inappropriate sexualized content. Full stop,” tweeted Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis on Wednesday.
“Having kids involved in this is wrong. That is not consistent with our law and policy in the state of Florida and it is a disturbing trend in our society to try to sexualize these young people,” Gov. DeSantis said. “That is not the way you look out for our children. You protect children, you do not expose them to things that are inappropriate.”