ABC’s Good Morning America celebrated an 11-year-old drag queen as a trailblazer this month, although many viewers pushed back and said the show had crossed the line in sexualizing children.
Host Michael Strahan introduced a video of Desmond Napoles — also known as “Desmond Is Amazing” — by saying the child was “inspiring to many” and was “trailblazing” a path for other children. Strahan also called it an “amazing story.”
Adult drag queens entered the set later to thank him and to give him advice.
The audience applauded his performance, but plenty of viewers were appalled.
The most popular comments under Good Morning America’s YouTube video were critical.
“‘My mom doesn’t like me drinking caffeine.’ However, his mom doesn’t care that she is sexualizing her very young child,” one comment read.
Another read, “Welcome to 2018 where we sexualize children. What a time to be alive.”
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