A drag queen straddled a girl during a racy performance at a North Carolina community college — prompting the school to potentially “revise” its rules surrounding underage shows, according to officials.
A viral video shows the drag queen busting a lap dance-like move on the apparent teenager at Forsyth Technical Community College’s Pride Fest, which students as young as 14 were invited to attend, according to FOX News.
The busty dancer then briefly wraps her legs around the student as the girl sits in a chair at an on-campus restaurant, where the drag show was held, according to footage posted by the conservative social media account @libsoftiktok.
After doing a stripper-style dance, the drag queen then gives the student a hug as onlookers cheer, according to the footage, which sparked outrage among some right-wing circles online.
“Parents of children under 18 were not notified of this event in advance,” Paula Dibley, the school’s chief officer of student success, told FOX.
The student’s name and age were not immediately clear.
Dibley said the school, in Winston-Salem, is now considering “revise[ing] campus policies” regarding events that are open to underage students.
“We have been in close contact with our early college school leadership and are talking with both leaders and parents about how we can revise campus policies and procedures regarding early and middle college students’ attendance at campus events,” she said.
“All events on campus are entirely voluntary,” Dibley said.
All students were invited to the “drag performance,” hosted by the student-led Pride Club, for “free food, drinks, music & activities,” according to fliers for the event.
Students as young as 14 and older than 65 years old attend the public community college.
Drag performance has been thrust into the political spotlight in recent months as right-wing activists and politicians complain about the alleged “sexualization” and “gay grooming” of teens — while much LGBTQ community contends it’s artistic expression and a harmless celebration of diversity.
At the pride event, the Forsyth Public Health Department set up a free HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing station — but the director of the agency later disavowed the risqué nature of the drag performance.
“Our staff is committed to meeting the people we serve where they are. We believe we assign an appropriate amount of attention on the [LGBTQ]community around education and prevention of sexually transmitted infections,” Forsyth Public Health Director Joshua Swift told FOX News.
“Our staff was aware that there would be drag performances but was not involved with planning the event and had no information regarding the age of the attendees,” he said. “We do not condone the actions that allegedly took place during the event.”