Video about a Drag queen band A task force made up of people with Down syndrome shocked social media users this week, who deemed the concept “immoral” and exploitative of “vulnerable” people.
Digital media outlet Mashable posted a video documenting a withdrawal group for Down syndrome called “pull syndrome” on Twitter on Wednesday.
“Meet the artists and performers of Drag Syndrome, the world’s first drag band for people with Down syndrome,” reads Mashable’s caption for the clip. A site that seemed to poke fun at the concept almost titled the mini-documentary, “Born to Dance with an Extra Chromosome.”
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The video opens with a multi-person montage with Down’s syndrome They wear dresses and put on makeup to become a drag queen alter ego while Patti LaBelle’s performance of “Lady Marmalade” plays in the background.
The drag queens with Down syndrome were then shown dancing awkwardly on stage as audience members shouted adulation. The voiceover follows the artists’ motivations for being in drag. One drag queen declared it her “favorite thing in drag,” saying, “I was born to dance.”
The documentary featured short interviews with several drag queens, including “Justin Bond”, “Horrora Shebang” and “Mrs. Francesca”, who express how important drag and dance are to them.
It also featured a quick session with the show’s creative director, David Weiss, a man without Down syndrome, who expressed “drag sometimes an idea you want to communicate.” He described his performers as “amazing artists” and mentioned the variety of shows they perform.
He said, “There’s drag, and we’re doing dance, and we’re doing theater. We’re doing different kinds of art forms.”
Clearly fond of his profession and drag queens, Weiss added, “Drags are taking over the world anyway. Also, people with learning disabilities or Down syndrome, they have a lot to say, a lot of talent. So if [audience members] Come see it and try it – it’s good for them.
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Although social media users weren’t entirely convinced watching innocent people with Down syndrome perform in drag it was neither “good for them” nor good for the performers.
Reporter Tatyana Pasalyk asked the related question, “Who exactly is the target audience for this?”
The Daily Wire Investigative reporter Mairead Elordi summed up the whole ruse, tweeting: “Exploitation of vulnerable people for wake-up points.”
Journalist Olivia Rondo made a strong condemnation of those promoting this show. She wrote, “2023 libs want everyone with Down syndrome to either have an abortion or be a drag queen”.
Substack.com journalist Graham Linehan has claimed that Down syndrome queens are “manipulated and abused”.
Author and autism researcher Tanya Marshall also asked who this type of entertainment appeals to. “Who are they targeting now?” I marveled.
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Defense and conservation attorney Marina Medvin tweeted, “This is immoral and this is evil. Exploiting and humiliating people with Down syndrome for entertainment or political influence is corrupt.”
Rebecca Downes, web editor for Townhall.com, responded to Medvin, saying, “This is horrible.”