Miami hotel stripped of liquor license after kids attend drag show


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that a luxury Miami hotel was stripped of its liquor license Tuesday after it staged a “sexually explicit” Christmas drag performance with children in the audience.

The Sunshine State’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation has banned the Hyatt Regency Miami from allowing children under the age of 16 at its James L. Knight warned against being allowed to attend the Dec. 27 “Drag Queen Christmas Show” at the center, according to a formal complaint. the post

But the venue went ahead with the performance anyway, if minors were allowed to attend with an adult.

“Therefore, the department is revoking the premises’ license for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement.

“Sexually indecent material is not appropriate for showing to children and violates Florida law to do so.”

“A Drag Queen Christmas” was originally promoted as an “all ages” show. After a backlash, the promoters “recommended” that only over-18s attend.

The Hyatt Regency Miami was warned not to allow children to attend the “A Drag Queen Christmas” show.

Titled by the show Ru Paul’s Drag Race According to the complaint, contestants Nina West and Trinity the Tuck — performers roping the stage “wearing sexually suggestive clothing and artificial female genitalia.”

The state claimed that the drag queens interacted inappropriately with the audience by rubbing fake breasts in the faces and mouths of audience members.

Demonstrators were also accused of deliberately exposing their rears, “imitating handcuffs” and “graphic depictions of childbirth and/or abortion”.

A promotional poster for a drag show.
“A Drag Queen Christmas” was originally promoted as an “all ages” show, but was later changed to a “recommended” 18+ show after receiving strong backlash.

A performer — decked out in red fluorescent breasts — sang a number titled “Screudolph the Red-Nippled Reindeer,” according to one. Florida Voice Reporter who attended the function.

Performers performed with “insensitivity” and several numbers included erotic dance and “graphics depicting sexual acts”, the outlet reported, while the queens regularly used profanity during the spoken parts of the program. used up

The inclusion of drag queens at any event where children may be present has become a hot-button issue across the country.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis answered questions from the media at the Florida Cabinet.
The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis revoked the venue’s liquor license on Tuesday.
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Last week, New York City Councilmember Vicki Palladino (R-Whitestone) was removed from the chamber’s Mental Health Committee as punishment for her strong opposition to Drag Queen Story Hour, a child-friendly, non-sexual performance for children.

Hyatt Regency did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

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