The DeSantis administration warned the Hyatt Regency Miami not to allow children into their drag queen show at the end of December.
But they did it anyway and now DeSantis is rovking their liquor license.
Here’s more from Fox News:
The DeSantis administration stripped a major Miami hotel of its liquor license after hosting a Christmas-themed drag queen show in December with children present despite warnings.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation warned the Hyatt Regency Miami against hosting a “sexually explicit show with children present,” but the hotel did anyway, according to a statement from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office.
“Therefore, the Department is revoking the venue’s license for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages,” the statement adds. “Sexually explicit content is not appropriate to display to children and doing so violates Florida law. Governor DeSantis stands up for the innocence of children in the classroom and throughout Florida.”
During the event, performers showed their prosthetic breasts and genitals, rubbed their prosthetic female breasts on the faces and mouths of audience members, intentionally exposed their rears, were “simulating masturbation,” and had “graphic depictions of childbirth and/or abortion,” according to a complaint the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation filed.
“A Drag Queen Christmas,” took place in late December and was initially promoted by the hotel with Christmas-themed materials that did not warn of sexually explicit content and included the words “all ages welcome,” according the complaint.
After the venue was warned against having children at the event, promotional materials were updated to include a disclaimer that the show was “recommended for audiences 18+,” but the admission policies still allowed for children to attend if accompanied by an adult, the complaint states.
“As a result, minors attended and were knowingly admitted,” the complaint states. “During the Show and in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age, performers appeared on stage wearing sexually suggestive clothing and prosthetic female genitalia.”
The complaint accused the hotel of violating Florida statute.
“Exposing genitals in a lewd or lascivious manner and simulated sexual activity are inconsistent with the prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable material for children under the age of 16,” the complaint states, adding that the hotel violated the statue by allowing the performance.
This is so awesome. I’m glad to see DeSantis and those in his administration stand up for children and decency.
There’s too much of this stuff happening around the country and there’s not enough governors with the spine to do something about it. Protecting children should be the goal of every governor.