The popular Libs of TikTok account caused the cancellation of a Jasper, Indiana drag show that was advertised as “family-friendly.”
The drag show was part of an event synchronized as “Pride in the Park” and organized by the Dubois County Pride Committee in conjunction with the City of Jasper.
Libs of TikTok posted a screenshot of the group’s advertisement, noting that they encouraged children of all ages to participate, and also urged everyone to bring money to give to the drag show performers.
The tweet received nearly a thousand retweets and more than 3.6k likes on Twitter.
On Wednesday, the group announced in a Facebook post that the drag show has been canceled.
“We regret that the family-friendly drag performance planned for Pride in the Park has been canceled due to safety concerns,” the statement said.
“This decision was made jointly by the City of Jasper, ONE-Dubois County and the Dubois County Pride Committee,” the statement continued. “While the Dubois County Pride Committee is disappointed by this development, we are in no way deterred. Our mission to promote and advocate love and equality remains steadfast.”
Some LGBTQ supporters were very upset that Libs of TikTok were able to cancel the show simply by posting it on Twitter.
“A drag show had to be canceled for safety reasons. Twitter is just letting this go on while a campaign of terror is being done to LGBTQ people and organizations.” tweeted an activist.
In a similar incident at an Iowa high school, students were invited to a drag show without their parents’ warning and without a permit being signed. The Libs of TikTok account posted video of the inappropriate event, and the high school apologized and launched an investigation into the matter.
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