Please explain how this isn’t a form of child abuse. I’ll be waiting.
Meet Nemis, also known as “Lactatia.” He’s a 9-year-old drag queen, which, quite honestly, shouldn’t even be A Thing because HE’S A CHILD.
He made the news last year after Elle ran a profile piece on him. They weren’t just infatuated with the idea of a child drag queen. They were all about it.
This 8-year-old boy loves transforming into drag queen Lactatia—& he won't let other people stop him from doing what makes him feel accepted pic.twitter.com/JKcxykYUKL
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) September 2, 2017
I should note. Nemis did his first drag photo shoot when he was just 2 years old, so please stop saying, “This is just who he is! He gravitated toward a life of drag naturally!”
No he didn’t. He was only two. Two-year-olds don’t plan drag photo shoots. However, he’s been officially cross dressing since he was seven, and I’m sure that decision had nothing to do with his mom slapping makeup and girl clothes on him as a toddler.
But listen. His parents have this under control. Just kidding. They’re more concerned with Lactatia knowing that it’s OK if he’s not gay (’cause most drag queens are). He can still be a drag queen anyway! And hey– maybe he’ll identify as gay when he’s older. You never know. Fingers crossed, amirite?
“It’s something we’ve talked a lot about at length because he expressed his concern that people wouldn’t think he was a ‘real’ drag queen or take him seriously because he doesn’t feel like he’s gay,” his parents said.
“Maybe he will [adopt a ‘gay’ identity] in the future? Who knows,” they added. “Luckily for him, he has his whole life to figure out that aspect of himself, but for the time being, he’s content to find heels in his size and own his [sh-t]!”
Anyway, people are cheering this poor kid on, and some are really inspired by his “message” for the haters.
9 year old drag superstar Lactatia at @RuPaulsDragCon with a message for her haters!!
— Brandon Hilton (@BRANDONHILTON) May 15, 2018
I’m sure he came up with that one all by himself.
This kid needs help. None of this is his fault. He’s been brainwashed to think this is all OK and normal. Society is encouraging it– celebrating it, even.
A pox on every enabler's house. Ugh. https://t.co/z0TpP17xAq
— Melissa Mackenzie 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) May 25, 2018
Arrest his parents. Get that kid some help. https://t.co/BHhPxMf9ME
— Roy Cohn (@Roy__Cohn) May 26, 2018
-A 9 year old saying "eat a dick"
-House of Mann is a sexy costume/ lingerie line
-Adults are encouraging this https://t.co/sv82k7b0gl
— b'challa beychella (@patiencesosweet) May 26, 2018
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) May 26, 2018
A sexualized 9-year-old with a provocative "message" using abusive, age-inappropriate language should trigger concern, not applause. Childhood is precious, and the motives of adults who interfere with healthy development should be ruthlessly examined. #CSA https://t.co/65mK3TN6Id
— Rachael MS (@RachaelAMS) May 22, 2018
Oh boy that slippery slope gets steeper everyday https://t.co/abXs3bYSen
— Sieg Wölfe (@DegenerateWolfe) May 26, 2018
…….this isn't cute……why are you trying to pass this off as cute?? https://t.co/UNt1xMWMKX
— t e n u r e (@Soul_chile1) May 26, 2018
Hey @RuPaul are you really ok with being associated with this image? Do you think this is what @RuPaulsDragRace represents? This is a 9 year old child being photographed holding a sexually explicit sign being celebrated at @RuPaulsDragCon? Really? https://t.co/3TtOyYzr5x
— Actual Dykes (@ActualDykez) May 21, 2018
Something is terribly wrong with this world
— jahmel amon ra hotep (@BulgarPhilip) May 26, 2018
Is hiring a 9 year old as the covergirl for a lingerie company a good idea?
— MementoMāori 💀 (@MementoMaori) May 22, 2018
This is so demented. Shame on the irresponsible adults around him ENCOURAGING this.