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Footage has emerged of children in attendance at an adult-themed drag show in the Seattle area.
On Saturday, the ReMyx’d bar in Arlington, Wash. hosted a drag show titled, “Celebrating Mothers.” The promotional flyers for the event described it as an “all-ages” show featuring $12 bottomless mimosas.
Videos recorded during the May 13 event showed one of the scantily-clad performers, “Columbia Blue” using a pole, wearing stripper heels and gyrating sexually on the floor during several dance routines. Children can be seen sitting next to adults in the venue.
So-called “all ages” or “family-friendly” drag shows have become increasingly popular for young families in the last year across the U.S. Some videos of the shows have provoked viral controversies for featuring nudity, simulated sex acts and sex jokes in front of children.
In reaction, several Republican-dominated states have passed or attempted to pass legislation placing some restrictions on adult-themed performances where children may be present. In March, Tennessee was the first state where such a bill was signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee, however, a federal judge has temporarily blocked the law pending a First Amendment lawsuit by an LGBTQ+ group.
Flyer for the “all ages” Mother’s Day-themed drag show in Arlington, Wash. on May 13
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