A new show proves the need for parents to monitor carefully what programs their little ones are watching: On June 28, a cartoon called “Drag Tots” is premiering on World of Wonder network, and it is exactly what the title conveys — a cartoon about baby drag queens.
Not only that, but these are baby drag queens with a message: The president is bad.
“In the show’s first trailer … a voiceover warns that the world is ‘on the brink of chaos’ because of President Donald Trump and his controversial administration,” notes The Hollywood Reporter. “After a clip is shown of Trump touting his plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the voiceover suggests a quick fix to all of today’s political unrest: ‘baby drag queens.'”
The official description for the series states, “Baby drag queens attend grammar school in this new animated series for kids and grown-ups of all ages! Meet Dina Saur, a colorful drag tot whose aesthetic is inspired by dinosaurs; Roxy Moron, innocent, lovable and totally gullible; Arugala, a Puerto Rican provocateur with a taste for trouble; and Lady Liber ‘T,’ an African-American queen with a talent for putting haters in their place!”
“With guidance from school mascot Corny the Unicorn,” the description continues, “each episode features a different dragtastic adventure. From a visit to a wig farm to a journey to an alternate drag universe, school has never been so fierce!”
In times past, children’s television took kids to the library, a farm, a planetarium — and as far as their innocent imaginations could take them. Today, it’s a wig farm and an “alternate drag universe.”
This progressive cartoon, executive-produced by well-known entertainer RuPaul and aimed at the youngest members of the family, isn’t sitting well with many — and they’re sounding the alarm.
“Every child’s uniqueness unfolds within the child, unless adults try to co-opt it,” a Baltimore-area former teacher and grandmother of three told LifeZette of the forthcoming cartoon. “Sadly, some adults increasingly do this, and it is a manipulative tragedy.”
Industry watchdogs are also weighing in on this development.
“More than ever, parents need to be on top of what their children may be watching, because the days of innocent Saturday morning cartoons is officially over — honestly, it’s been over for a while,” advised MovieGuide, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit and ministry that polices movies and television for appropriate content. “Two new shows coming this year are pushing cross-dressing lifestyles on children.”
“What should now be clear for parents is that you can’t trust a network’s children programming simply because they deem it ‘children’s programming,'” said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MovieGuide, of the new programming. “The filmmakers will insert whatever messaging they desire, and many parents won’t notice.”
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Subscription-based streaming service Netflix will also be advancing alternative lifestyles to kids through its debut of “Super Drags” this year.
Netflix introduced the release of its new kids’ animated TV series like this: “By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest Super Drags in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains. Get ready, because the Super Drags are going deeper than you think.”
Parents, be advised, even if you’ve heard this before: You must be the guard at the gate of your child’s mind, because children’s programming is increasingly turning away from the inspiration and education of your kids, and instead, to indoctrination.