Shocking photographs have surfaced from a public library’s Drag Queen Story Hour showing young children cavorting on the floor with a man dressed as a woman.
LifeSiteNews published the photographs reportedly taken at St. John’s Library in Portland, Oregon.
“I wouldn’t let my kids crawl on top of random strangers no matter how said strangers are dressed,” one parent wrote on Facebook. “Even as a day camp counselor 15 years ago, we were pretty carefully trained about not giving kids piggyback rides or letting them sit on our laps. And if they asked for hugs, we took the side hug approach.”
Libby Emmons, a writer for The Federalist described photos of the event “showing the photos of children lounging atop of the costumed queens on the floor, grabbing at false breasts, and burying their faces in their bodies.”
The photos were later removed from the library’s website leading Emmons to wonder why.
“If the photos are innocent, showing inclusion and queer diversity, then why take them down,” she wrote. “Even assuming these story hours were concocted with the best intentions, it seems crazy that librarians could be so blind to the reality that drag, as entertaining and culturally campy as it is for adult audiences, is not sex ed but sex entertainment, and not for kids.