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Yesterday, during the second half of his show, Info Wars’ Alex Jones threw a hissy fit because, he says, drag queens reading books to children at public libraries is the devil’s work!
By the end of his unhinged rant, Jones claimed that drag queens “have their way with children” in “space alien” and “demon goblin” outfits.
Jones began, “So this is a societal wrecking ball to destroy any semblance of normality, any semblance of basic human biology that you see in the bees and you see in the birds and you see in the pinnipeds and you see in all the other major species of otters and of mice and of cows and of horses and of everything else.”
“Imagine if someone in a demon outfit” — referring to drag queen looks — “showed up next to a baby giraffe and said, ‘Hi, I’m a demon. Be inclusive. Don’t be mean to me. Let me wear demon horns and come up and look like a complete alien from another planet.’”
Jones cited a photo of queen Xochi Mochi (a contest on the first season of the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula) wearing a dress, cape and a five-horn headdress while reading to a group of children at the Michelle Obama Library in Long Beach, California. The photo caused controversy when the right took the opportunity to bash the idea of drag queens reading to kids because Xochi Mochi dressed up as the devil.
I got to read to the children today and it was one of the best experiences I’ve been given as a drag queen. It’s so important to have representation and normalize all the letters in LGBTQIA+ in everyday lives. I saw so many excited faces it filled my heart with so much joy and hope to come back again soon! Thanks again to everybody who made this opportunity a reality and make such a successful LGBT event #🏳️🌈 #Repost @lbcitylibrary ・・・ Thank you to all who joined us today for a special Drag Queen Storytime with @xochi_mochi, celebrating #LGBTQHistoryMonth! 📚❤️💛💚💙💜
It is almost Halloween, isn’t it?
One commenter on Mochi’s Instagram post wrote: “These poor children. SEE THE OBAMAS AREN’T WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE PEOPLE. JUST WAKE UP. PLEASE. I DON’T WANT EVERYONE TURNING INTO A DEMONIZED TRANSGENDER EXORCIST WEIRDO.”
“They dress up like space aliens all over the United States of America and all over the world,” Jones said of drag queens, “in horrible demon psychopath outfits that make Pennywise look beautiful. And they show up and they have their way with children, in demon outfits. I mean, if you’ve got men that look like 400-pound goblin demons with your children, there’s nothing you won’t put up with.”
Jones began to scream, “There isn’t a species on the planet that would let something that looks like a space alien get up close to its kids. But only in America does it happen, and I’m sick of it.”
He then stood up, shouting, “I’m tired of it right now. I can’t handle it anymore” before throwing his chair across his desk.
Merrie Cherry is a Brooklyn-based drag queen and one of the queens featured during Jones’ unhinged rant. Once a month, Brooklyn Public Library hosts Drag Queen Story Hour where different drag queens read a story to young children and parents in attendance.
“They’re the next generation, so how we are with them really dictates how the next 30, 40 years are going to be,” Cherry told Vice.
The Brooklyn Public Library’s website reads, “In the spirit of unfettered exploration of self that great books can prompt, the Feminist Press brings a new reading series for children to the Brooklyn Public Library, featuring classic tales read by drag queens.”
Similar events have also popped up in San Francisco and Philadelphia as well.
Obviously Info Wars’ Alex Jones won’t be joining Cherry or any other queens on the carpet anytime soon. We say good. Because of Jones’s very bad behavior, he desperately needs a time-out.