Earlier this year, I wrote about a then-10-year-old boy named Desmond Napoles, who went by the drag queen stage name “Desmond Is Amazing.” Some of you might remember that he became an overnight Internet sensation when he helped to found the first “drag club for kids” and even participated in several Gay Pride events in New York City and at other various locations throughout the country. He amassed thousands of followers on Facebook and Instagram and became the talk of the liberal media, who — along with his parents — encouraged him to embrace his new “sexual identity.” He became an active member of the LGBTQ community and said his main goal was to “inspire other young people and promote anti-bullying and suicide prevention.” For this, he was hailed a hero.
On his website at the time, he described himself as gay, and also said: “People should just be able to dance, sing, or dress in any way. You can express yourself however you want. You can just do you.” In my first column, I noted why this is the worst motto for any child — or any person of any age for that matter — to live by.
Now, at 11-years-old, Desmond is back in the news. Tragically, he is still wearing makeup and girl’s clothing, still declaring himself gay, and is still pro-dancing. The latter might not be quite as horrifying if it weren’t for the fact that he’s been seen dancing in drag shows in front of grown men at gay bars. Footage of one of his so-called “performances” was recently leaked onto the Internet and, as you might imagine, it was as infuriating, heartbreaking, nauseating, and disgusting as it sounds. In the video, Desmond is apparently dancing on a stage at a place called 3 Dollar Bill while wearing a crop top, make up, and wig, as a crowd of gawking adult men cheer wildly and throw cash at him. 3 Dollar Bill is described as "queer owned and operated" and "Brooklyn's Premiere Queer Bar & Performance Venue."
You might be asking yourself, “How is this legal? Isn’t he a minor?” The answers to those two questions are: “It’s not,” and “Yes.” Regardless of pesky little things like the law or the child’s psychological and spiritual wellbeing, Desmond — who is only in, like, the fifth grade — has lived much of his brief life on the drag circuit already. At the age of six he starred in his first drag queen music video and everything essentially took off from there, as his parents began controlling, monopolizing and monetizing him for profit. In fact, a “Desmond Is Amazing” merchandise store will reportedly be available online soon for any perverted and deranged psychopaths willing to chalk up money for such ridiculous products. I have no doubt that it will be a whopping success.
This leads me to my main point, which I almost shouldn’t even have to outline or explain, but in our delusional and corrupt culture, it apparently must be said: By allowing Desmond to adhere to this so-called drag queen “lifestyle” and gay “sexual identity” — and even encouraging him to do so — his parents, and the leftist media, and the progressive Left in general are paving the way for the societal and cultural normalization and acceptance of pedophilia. Desmond is being sexually exploited and psychologically and spiritually abused while thousands of people sit back and applaud. This is nothing short of sick, twisted, demented and evil. And it also risks ushering in a rebranding of pedophilia, one that will be more palatable to society.
It goes without saying that children as young and naive as Desmond are not capable of understanding the complexities of issues like gender and “sexual identity.” When they declare themselves to be “gay” or “transgendered” or “Batman” or “a transsexual alpaca” they are merely repeating what they’ve heard someone else say at another time or place, or perhaps they’ve pieced things together from multiple times and places. Either way, you can rest assured that they do not fully comprehend or understand what it actually means to be “a boy” or “a girl” in every sense of the word. That’s because those are, for the most part, adult concepts that will not be fully understood until the child reaches adulthood and more mature levels of reasoning.
When a parent takes an innocent child and tries to transform him into an adult — particularly a gay, cross-dressing adult — before he is even able to fully grasp the meaning and potential ramifications of such a decision, they risk not only destroying his innocence, but they also risk making him an attractive and easy target for a hungry pedophiliac predator.
And that, ultimately, is what will become the norm if the Left has its way with cases like Desmond’s, despite what the Left might say. It would be, in the end, completely inevitable and unavoidable.