ENGLAND – A ‘striptease’ was performed in front of children at a seaside town’s Pride beauty pageant and it has sparked outrage.
Details of the strip show
The crowd can be heard cheering as the performer dropped their trousers and danced around in a bra and underwear to the song Pony, by Ginuwine, featuring the lyrics: ‘If you’re horny let’s do it. Ride it, my pony. My saddle’s waiting. Come and jump on it’.
The festival took place in Kent on Aug 12 but the video was just shared on X on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
The footage shows little girls and boys watching the display.
It is believed the event was part of an all-day contest in which contestants vie for the title of Mx Margate.
Applications from ‘all genders, ages, races, LGBTQIA+ people, long-term Thanet residents and those with disabilities’ are encouraged, according to the Margate Pride website.
Who hosted the event?
The event was hosted by Jonny Woo, a British comedian, and judged by artist Tracey Emin, actor Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, the director of the Margate-based Carl Freedman Gallery.
The competition’s rule book states that ‘obscenity, indecent exposure or sexual acts’ by participants in public are prohibited.
The strip show is a ‘no’ for many
Campaigners said the ‘sexualised adult entertainment act’ should not have been performed in front of children.
Kellie-Jay Keen, the founder of Standing for Women, said: ‘When it comes to the protection and safeguarding of children and the vulnerable, we should have learned by now that groups such as Pride, Stonewall, Mermaids, Educate and Celebrate, No Outsiders, any organisation set up around the sexuality and made-up identities of individuals, cannot be trusted.
‘At this point, we have to ask, where were the parents? And what sort of parents sit their children in front of a sexually explicit adult entertainer?
‘This person performed a striptease and simulated performing fellatio on a wooden walking stick. If this sexualised adult entertainment act belongs anywhere at all, it belongs in a nightclub.
‘You have to be completely stupid to ever let your children anywhere near any of these events.’
Actor, Tyrese Gibson wrote: ‘This school needs to be shut down immediately I am fucking exhausted with this agenda to force our innocent children to be exposed to so much at such n early age….. Wtf Is going on in this sick world….
‘What part of CHILDREN ARE OFF LIMITS don’t you understand…… The staff and principal ALL need to be prosecuted….: It’s innocent, right? Got it…. There’s no way the parents signed off on this.’