A video posted of a young boy straddling a nearly nude woman as they pole-danced during an LGBT Pride parade in North Carolina has prompted angry responses on social media.
The video was posted by Libs of TikTok on Tuesday, showing the young boy in a baseball cap on top of the nearly naked woman, who was wearing a thong and a tiny bikini top.
Oops! Looks like the Charlotte pride event wasn’t so “family-friendly” after all pic.twitter.com/ukxwrxaLBS
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 25, 2022
One topless performer painted her breasts pink, blue, and purple; another on a parade float twerked while another woman gestured as though licking her legs, The Daily Caller reported.
“We’ll finally celebrate in-person this year all the ways our community has grown and triumphed,” the website for the parade boasted.
“We’re proud to present a newly expanded Youth & Family Zone in 2022, with new games, activities, and opportunities for all families, including all children and youth under the age of 20. Presented by Equitable, with support from Microsoft, and in partnership with Time Out Youth,” the website wrote.
“Newly expanded in 2022!” it added. “Presented by Equitable, supported by Microsoft and Time Out Youth. Join us on The Green for family-friendly entertainment and resources, including arts and crafts, community resources, a family care tent, and special speakers and entertainers, including Drag Queen Story Hour.”
Social media expressed their disgust with the video of the young boy:
Child abuse https://t.co/IrFelCFqax
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) August 25, 2022
Kid friendly strippers!
If you care more about signaling your wokeness than what is best for your kid, you truly are a piece of shit. https://t.co/OKU2GAWM2d
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 25, 2022
Abusing children is now on parade and celebrated.
Thank you LGBT, for your rainbow of perversion. https://t.co/pUkr0cJ9Dl
— Denise McAllister (@McAllisterDen) August 25, 2022
I hope they wiped that kid with Clorox wipes when he was finished. https://t.co/qeecp2Ai5v
— @Matthew Betley 🇺🇸 (@MatthewBetley) August 25, 2022
There is no other word than grooming… unless you throw in disgusting https://t.co/tEfxHkx7kC
— Tom Tillison (@TomT_FL) August 25, 2022
Leave CHILDREN ALONE https://t.co/lRIpC6q6Gd
— Jenny Garcia Sharon for Congress (@jenny4congress) August 25, 2022
Charlotte Pride announced its festival broke previous attendance records, claiming 275,000 people attended the event, according to Fox 24. Sponsors of the festival and parade listed on the website, among many others, included Microsoft PNC Bank, Bank of America, Lowe’s, Truist, McDonald’s, Equitable, NASCAR, Wells Fargo, and Walmart.
Prior to the festival, The Charlotte Observer, noting that North Carolina had 198 cases of monkeypox reported, added, “Pride organizers want to make it clear that it is not a ‘gay disease.’”
“Monkeypox is spread by close skin-to-skin contact. Though it is true that most documented transmissions have occurred in the LGBTQ community, this viral infection can be spread to any person,” Charlotte Pride insisted. “Like all viruses, monkeypox knows no race, color, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.”
“Monkeypox is spread by close, personal, and often skin-to-skin contact: Including direct contact with monkeypox rash, scabs, or bodily fluids, as well as touching objects, including fabrics (clothing, bedding, towels, etc.) that have been used by someone with monkeypox,” Charlotte Pride’s statement continued.
“Those attending the festival can receive a monkeypox vaccine,” The Observer pointed out.