Wagga Marketplace had jumped on the rainbow bandwagon. They were planning on forcing shoppers to walk past Drag Queen Story Time for kids, with some glitter crafts and finger buns on the side as a part of the recent Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras. The management of Wagga Marketplace didn’t count on the fact most people go to the shops, to well, shop! To get milk and bread and if they are lucky enough some toilet paper! They don’t go there to get their daily dose of indoctrination. The people of Wagga began contacting the centre and the good news is, the drag queen story time event was canned!
Despite the Mardi Gras eventually being cancelled due to the threat of coronavirus, the shopping centre still went ahead with some planned events. Through their Facebook page they encouraged people to still do glitter and feather themed crafts, decorate finger buns and go to the nail bar. But no drag queen story time. A local resident of Wagga said the centre had received many complaints and decided to pull the pin. Drag Queens are not for kids. They belong in bars and adult only venues. The social media pages of drag queens are often filled with explicit and highly sexualised content. They are men dressed in degrading stereotypes of women. Why would anyone want to expose children to that?
But even if for one minute there was reason to do it, it should be a private, ticketed event that parents pay for. But of course they wouldn’t get a big crowd or make much money. So, instead, they thrust their ideology down our throats by using rate payer funds to host drag queen story time in libraries. A totally inappropriate use of rate payer funds. Wagga Marketplace attempted to foist their controversial ideological viewpoint onto innocent consumers going in to pick up a loaf of bread. But people power won out and the only drag queen performances during Mardi Gras weekend in Wagga Wagga were in a bar.