The CBC is promoting season three of their show Canada's A Drag, which features 11 different "queens" across the great white north, and some of them even read stories to children.
In episode seven of the taxpayer funded show, titled "Fay & Fluffy, Toronto," we meet the two queens who regularly read stories to children at the library.
Fay, short for "Face Lift Ladybear Extraordinaire," whose real name is John Paul Cane, believes that kids grasp drag and enjoy it.
"Kids are a great audience, they're real fun," says Faye. "Children of young as four and five already have an idea of gender roles, but the minute that you say to them 'it's just clothing, it's just a colour, it's just a toy."
It should be noted that the episode is rated 14A, meaning that the children in the show who are being read stories by Fay and Fluffy are not advised to watch the show that they're in.
"Toronto drag duo Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé have become a beacon of light for young hearts and minds with their essential drag story times."
Fay and Fluffy made headlines recently for pulling their story time show from the Toronto Public Library in protest of the library's decision to allow feminist Meghan Murphy to speak.
This isn't the first time the CBC has used taxpayer funding to promote drag to children. In the past, the CBC had promoted a full length documentary titled Drag Kids, where children are seen performing in what they call the "art form of drag."
That documentary was pushed on the CBC Kids News portal of their site.
“A new type of queen is emerging on the scene: she’s fierce, she’s living in a time of unprecedented access to queer culture and she’s younger than ever before,” writes the CBC on the documentary.
Drag, the adult art form which frequently features names such as Anna Bortion, Malestia Child, Anne B. Frank, and Phallic Cunt, has "queens" as young as the 12 year old Desmond Naples, who says he knew he wanted to be a a Drag Queen as young as six.
Naples, who goes by stage name Desmond Is Amazing, has previously been seen dancing at night clubs such, where he dances on stage for grown men who even tip him cash.
The topic is sensitive for some, as advocates say that drag isn't inherently sexual and is instead a way for children to express themselves. But as British pedophile rights campaigner Tom O'Carroll expressed, it's more than that.
“Let’s face it, when a pretty young boy tells the world he is gay and dances sensuously in front of grown men, wearing vampish dresses and makeup; when ‘she’ strips off items of clothing or goes on stage scantily clad right from the off; when dollar bills are accepted as ‘tips’ from an audience apparently wild with excitement; when all this is going on we are getting far more than just a celebration of gender diversity or an innocent display of precocious performance talent,” wrote O’Carroll.
O’Carroll went on to say that “being a drag queen, or a drag princess if you will, puts it right out there, in the open for all to see. It says, loud and proud, ‘I am a sexy kid, with sexy feelings. It’s totally cool for grown-ups to get turned on by me. I love it. That’s why I do this stuff. It’s great. It’s fun. It’s me!’”
With the world in the midst of a global pandemic, it's asinine that the CBC would continue to promote documentaries focusing on drag queens performing to children.