Today, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his administration officially filed a complaint with the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) against the Hyatt Regency Miami for hosting a drag show with children present.
In addition to the complaint, they have also pulled the liquor license of the establishment.
The Floridian initially broke the story of the traveling drag show group. Our report was on the Fort Lauderdale event that gained the attention of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and DeSantis administration and led to the investigation of the Miami hotel which hosted one of their events.
— Javier Manjarres (@JavManjarres) March 14, 2023
According to our Publisher Javier Manjarres, these are the events that transpired following one of the events in Miami:
“As a steady stream of alcoholic beverages were being sold to patrons at the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami where the event was held, we could not confirm that three of the four apparent minors were underage, but did verify that the fourth was a 12-year-old girl from South Florida.
During the show’s intermission, we caught up with ‘DeAnne’ and her 12-year-old daughter and asked them what they thought about the very funny drag show.
Both mom and daughter were happy to be there, and when we asked them what skit was their favorite, the “Screwdolph the Red-Nippled Reindeer” skit performed by Jimbo the Clown was by far their favorite.
DeAnne, who praised the actor as ‘amazing,’ said that ‘nobody was expecting’ to see that reindeer outfit, which had two large breasts with red lights shining through the nipples.
‘I went to a drag show,’ said the daughter when we asked her what she was going to tell her friends she did over Christmas break,
The daughter is currently in the 7th grade.
The show itself was very funny and entertaining, especially when the actors involved the audience, but should it have been marketed to ‘all ages’ and allowed children to attend?"
Here is our short interview with the mother and daughter:
Shortly following the news break of the event, Gov. DeSantis' Press Secretary Bryan Griffin released this following statement:
Thank you to those who flagged the event for us. Please see the following statement: pic.twitter.com/D8N8a6SPNa
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) December 27, 2022
This is a developing story.