Pizza Hut faces calls for boycott after promoting drag book in children’s summer reading list

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Pizza Hut is facing calls for a boycott after the pizza chain included a number of books regarding the LGBTQ community in their June reading list, including one about a child drag performer.

The books are part of Pizza Hut’s Camp Book It! program in which children ages four to 12 can read books between June and August to redeem a free pizza.

Books included for the month of June, which is pride month, include “Be Amazing,” “Big Wig,” and “Perfectly Pegasus.”

People on social media took particular issue with Big Wig, in which a child participates in a drag competition, becoming B.B. Bedazzle in the process.

“When a child dresses in drag to compete in a neighborhood costume competition, he becomes B. B. Bedazzle! A key part of B.B. Bedazzle’s ensemble is a wig called Wig. Together they are an unstoppable drag queen team! But Wig feels inadequate compared to the other, bigger wigs. When Wig flies off B.B.’s head, she goes from kid to kid instilling confidence and inspiring dreams in those who wear her,” the book’s publisher, Simon and Schuster, states on their website.

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