The president of the University of Oklahoma is on the hot seat.
President Joseph Harroz Jr. signed off on campus event that featured a high-priced drag queen.
He paid the drag queen $18,000 to perform at the annual Crimson and Queens Drag Show.
The annual event is sponsored by the university’s Gender and Equality group.
State Representative Justin Humphrey told Fox News the president of the school should be fired.
“So for the President to allow this kind of action should be instant grounds for termination,” he said, “I’m gonna call on other legislators, I’m calling on the governor. Let’s fire him today.”
He accused the University of Oklahoma of losing its moral compass.
“To my understanding that OU has become basically internationally known that this is the largest drag queen event in the state of Oklahoma, that this is a nationally highly respected event for drag queens,” said Representative Humphrey. “The school seems to have lost their moral compass and they’re pushing a woke and perverted agenda.”
The university defended the drag show noting that no tax dollars were being used — a questionable claim — according to the Republican lawmaker.
“I’ve had people say, Well, this is not state funds, well, it is they’re using student fees,” said Humphrey, “So if they use those student fees for something like this, those fees could have been used for something else which we could have saved our money.”
The university said it’s a First Amendment right for the school to expose students to men dressed in frilly underpants.
“We believe diversity and inclusion are key components of making our university a place of excellence, openness, and learning. The university also believes in the right to free expression, preserved in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. These beliefs are critical to who we are and what we aspire to be as a university community,” they said in a statement.
We are in the middle of a financial crisis in this nation. We have trillions of dollars in debt. We cannot balance our nation’s budget.
And the cold hard reality is that we cannot afford to use taxpayer money to pay a drag queen $18,000 to prance across the stage in a pair of high heels and pantyhose. Unless, the university can recoup the cost from the dollar bills stuffed into the dancer’s crotch.