September 21, 2018 at 11:59 am PDT | by Mariah Cooper
11-year-old ‘drag kid’ slams conservative website for trying to humiliate him

Desmond Napoles ‘Desmond is Amazing’ (Screenshot via  YouTube)

Drag performer Desmond is Amazing, real name Desmond Napoles, slammed a conservative blog for shaming his passion.

The 11-year-old is a self-proclaimed “drag kid” who has appeared in Jinkx Monsoon’s music video “The Bacon Shake” and was honored with the Marsha P. Johnson Award during New York City Pride.

Desmond also participated in a demonstration for gun control with Gays Against Guns during New York Fashion Week.

Writer Alex Parker took issue with Desmond’s drag and activism and penned an article criticizing Desmond’s choices for the right-wing blog, Red State.

“That’s right — sometimes it isn’t enough to slap on some rouge, top yourself with a daffodil wig, and pull on a pleather polka-dotted sequined v-neck tapered blousy netted metallic backless cocktail dress; sometimes ya gotta rage against the 2nd Amendment,” the article reads.

Desmond took to Instagram to let Jones and other critics know that he isn’t ashamed.

“They meant to make me look like a fool and hurt and embarrass my family. They tried to make me look crazy for protesting against gun violence in schools with @changetheref and @gaysagainstgunsn,” Desmond writes.

“But really, they made me look even more AMAZING, even going so far as to emphasize that I’ve earned awards for my work in the LGBTQ+ community, that my career started in 2014 with @thejinkx, and that I created the term ‘drag kid.’ I mean, they ain’t lying! I’ve done ALL of those things and I’m grateful for the recognition,” he went on.

 

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This Conservative website, Red State, did an article about me with the headline “Being Amazing: 11-Year-Old Drag Kid Fights To Take Away Your Guns”. They meant to make me look like a fool and hurt and embarrass my family. They tried to make me look crazy for protesting against gun violence in schools with @changetheref and @gaysagainstgunsny But really, they made me look even more AMAZING, even going so far as to emphasize that I’ve earned awards for my work in the LGBTQ+ community, that my career started in 2014 with @thejinkx, and that I created the term “drag kid”. I mean, they ain’t lying! I’ve done ALL of those things and I’m grateful for the recognition. So, if you want to see what a sad bunch of adults who have nothing better to do than bully a child, call them names, and make up sexual scenarios about them, looks like, copy and paste the link below into your browser. But I wouldn’t recommend it… No need to give them any needed ad revenue. https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2018/09/13/desmond-is-amazing-gun-control/ . . . #changetheref #gaysagainstguns #bullying #babydrag #babydragqueen #boysinmakeup #brooklyndrag #clubkid #clubkids #drag #dragart #dragartist #dragbaby #dragkid #dragkids #draglife #dragqueen #dragqueer #dragsuperstar #influencer #klubkids #love #myartistcommunity #mua #nonbinary #nycdrag #queerartist . #desmondisamazing #beyourselfalways #amazies . booking: @pegmgmt

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