An all-ages drag queen show cropped up in Florida yesterday and is now being investigated for exposing children to sexually explicit activity, which is a crime in Florida.
The disgusting drag show took place in Ft. Lauderdale at the Broward Center for Performing Arts Center. According to reports, children were in the audience and were exposed to simulated sexual acts.
Libs of TikTok got the news:
BREAKING: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation just announced they are investigating the “Drag Queen Christmas” all-ages drag show which took place yesterday.
“Exposing children to sexually explicit activity is a crime in Florida” pic.twitter.com/oTjtlUI5GS
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 27, 2022
So did Floridian Press, which released this statement from the press secretary of Gov. DeSantis saying the DBPR is investigating the drag show and will forward all evidence of illegal activity to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
In response to the event, The Floridian has obtained Gov. DeSantis’s official Executive address on the issue, where the Governor’s office state’s that the DPBR is looking at all “video footage and photographs from the event,” and will take action and share any and all evidence with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
The FDLE will make the final decision on any “potential criminal liability”
“The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is aware of multiple complaints about a sexually explicit performance marketed to children held in Fort Lauderdale on December 26th. The Department is actively investigating this matter, including video footage and photographs from the event. DPBR will, like in other cases, take action.
Exposing children to sexually explicit activity is a crime in Florida, and such action violates the Department’s licensing standards for operating a business and holding a liquor license
The Department will share any collected evidence with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for potential criminal liability.
The Department frequently conducts investigations into these matters upon tips provided by the public, and we thank the public for continuing to bring attention to these incidents. Investigations of such allegations will remain a priority for the Department and, indeed, are ongoing”—Bryan Griffin, Press Secretary to Gov. DeSantis
This is exactly the kind of thing that would NOT happen if a Democrat like Charlie Crist was running Florida, because they think all of this is okay.
Hopefully the business which sponsored this event will, at the very minimum, have their business license revoked if they are found guilty and that will send a message to businesses all across Florida.