“Fast X” star Charlize Theron threatened people who don’t want minor children to be exposed to drag performances.
“We love you queens. We’re in your corner and we’ve got you, and I will f— anybody up who’s trying to f— with anything with you guys,” Theron said in a prerecorded video aired on the “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon.
The telethon was aired on Sunday to raise funds to aid LGBTQ organizations in their crusade to kill bills across that nation that aim to keep children from being exposed to drag shows.
“In all seriousness, there are so many things that are hurting and, really, killing our kids, and we all know what I’m talking about right now and it ain’t no drag queen,” she continued.
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“Because if you’ve ever seen a drag queen lip-sync for her life, it only makes you happier, it only make you love more, it makes you a better person.”
In closing she urged viewers to support the organizations trying to make “all of this nonsense go away like it should.”
“No more room for hate, only love, and love equals drag queens!” Theron ended the video.
“Most people do not have a problem with drag shows,” a commenter on Twitter argued. “Most people agree that drag shows are adult entertainment ONLY.”
“I’m always going to be on the side that argues to prevent men dressed in women’s lingerie from dancing provocatively in front of 7 year olds,” someone else added.
“What a disgrace, advocating for violence,” another remarked. “The Hollywood way.”
Theron told The Daily Mail in 2019 that her adopted child Jackson, 7, identifies as transgender.
“I thought she was a boy, too,” the “Atomic Blonde star remarked. “Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: ‘I am not a boy!”
“So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive.”
“They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide,” she continued.
Theron said that her job as a parent was to “celebrate and love” her children, while making sure they have everything necessary to “be what they want to be.”
“And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that,” she stated.
The “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon also featured Jessie Eisenberg, Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Silverman, and Amy Schumer amongst other celebrities.
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During the Sunday broadcast, “So Help Me Todd” star Marcia Gay Harden said that she was motivated to appear at the event because of her kids.
“What drives me is — my children are all queer,” she told co-host Adam Shankman. “My eldest child is non-binary. My son is gay. My youngest is fluid. And you know, they are my kids and they teach me every day.”
“This is so fear-based and it’s spreading that kind of fear and hatred among other people,” she said about the anti-drag bills. “I believe this country will fight that.”
Popstar Adam Lambert face scrutiny for remarks he posted related to the event. “Drag is joy. It’s a celebration of all the things that make queer people who we are,” Lambert said in a video post.
“Drag is an amazing way to bring light to the world. And these lawmakers are terrified of just how brightly we’re shining. They’re using children as an excuse to take one more thing away from us.”
“Well, they’re clearly threatened that we are living our truth, that we aren’t apologizing for it anymore,” he continued.
Singer Adam Lambert has released a video statement defending the ‘right’ of Drag Queens to perform in front of children.
In the video he criticized Republican lawmakers who haves passed laws to protect children:
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“And, using the children as this tool against us, it doesn’t make any sense. If they cared about children, they would care about all children.”
Lambert was blasted on Twitter for his statement. “Children are not excuses or tools,” one person tweeted . “They are precious and innocent and our future.”
“Children do not need to see drag shows,” another added. “Let them become adults and discover it on there own.”