CV NEWS FEED // The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) on Tuesday served a complaint to a Miami bar that offers lewd drag shows specifically targeting children.
The complaint comes after a viral video surfaced that showed a drag queen with underwear filled with money leading a little girl by the hand around a bar during a show. The DBPR complaint identifies the girl as between three and five years old.
The footage came from an event called the “R House Drag Brunch” which included a special discount on a “kids’ brunch” for children up to 12 years old.
Warning: Footage from the event is graphic: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1543448293392277504
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis addressed the controversy in a press conference on Wednesday, calling out the “disturbing trend in our society to try to sexualize these young people.”
Florida’s state government has staunchly opposed exposing children to material about sexuality and gender ideology. Earlier this year, DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act, maligned by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which banned educators from talking about sex and “gender identity” to children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.
The R House has 21 days to respond to the complaint served by DBPR. If the bar is found to be in violation of the law, it could be stripped of its liquor license, effectively putting it out of business.