Drag queen makes toddler’s day by rocking “Baby Shark”
Everyone knows that despite the cliques, cultures and categories that music creates, it’s a top notch unifier and it brings people of all creeds together. In a move exemplifying that universal truth, a New Jersey drag queen has gone viral for his inclusive approach to a toddler’s attendance at one of his lunchtime shows. Proving once again that you’ve got to give the people what they want, this drag queen made a toddler’s day when he teed up the Baby Shark song and had a bit of a dance.
To give you some context, the weekly What’s the Tea? Drag brunch at Talde, an Asian-American restaurant in New Jersey sees drag queens performing to guests over a bite to eat. It’s a family friendly activity, and its seems to be pretty well-loved by the locals. This is where drag queen, Marti Gould Cummings was performing when he noticed a toddler enjoying the s**t out of the show.
Cummings said he was performing drag roulette – a section of the show where the drag queens take requests – when he decided to give the young fella what he wanted. I asked the little boy what he wanted to see performed, because he had been paying attention when I got to their table,” he told NBC.
Apparently, there are sometimes teenagers at the venue, but they’re usually on their phones. This young fella, though, he was into it. Of course, he only had ears for one song: Baby Shark. Cummings knew what to do. “The DJ quickly found the song online, and we added it to the playlist for him.”
A place that is welcoming to everyone. Where joy is spread and hate isn’t aloud through the doors.
— Marti Gould Cummings (@MartiGCummings) March 17, 2019
Obviously, the kid loved it, and so did everyone present. As is always the way, though, his actions did have some haters. Cummings has responded to online naysayers by shutting them down. He told NBC:
“Anyone who thinks drag isn’t for children is wrong. Drag is expression, and children are such judgment-free beings; they don’t really care what you’re wearing, just what you’re performing.” Cummings said they often hear the same thing about drag queen story hour, an event done at libraries across the country in which drag queens read to kids, but the kids don’t care that I am a gay man in a dress; they care about the story.”
Hard to argue with that.
Final thought: At the end of the day, it’s just a bloke in women’s clothes. If it’s making people happy, let them enjoy it. If you don’t like it, don’t f**ken watch. Be good to each other and just let people be happy. It’s really good advice for life, that.
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