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kpete

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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 04:06 PM Dec 2013

Small Alabama town accidentally hires black drag queens to dance in Christmas parade [View all]



Residents in the small town of Semmes, Alabama were surprised when one of the acts in the annual Christmas parade was a group of black drag queens known as “The Prancing Elite.”

The captain of the troupe, Kentrell Collins, said he believed the offer had been made in good faith, and that the representative for the Friends of Semmes to whom he spoke knew who she was hiring.

“I said we’re all over 21 and we’re guys. She was so excited. She was like I didn’t know they had any groups like that in Mobile,” Collins told Fox 10 News.


The reaction of local residents to the troupe’s performance was overwhelmingly negative.

VIDEO & MORE:
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/male-dance-group-sparks-controversy-at-parade
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/22/small-alabama-town-accidentally-hires-black-drag-queens-to-dance-in-christmas-parade/
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Love it! F*ck the haters! fleur-de-lisa Dec 2013 #1
k&r... spanone Dec 2013 #2
One mom they interviewed was "shocked." MineralMan Dec 2013 #3
My thoughts exactly newcriminal Dec 2013 #30
The duck dynasty Mom using her children as a shield to hide her prejudice is appalling. warrant46 Dec 2013 #35
Well, things do seem to be getting better. At least the overwhelming negative response didn't Zorra Dec 2013 #4
And they were certainly the best act in the parade Laughing Mirror Dec 2013 #5
Completely Awesome jberryhill Dec 2013 #6
The irony continues with the ad on the rawstory page... pacalo Dec 2013 #7
Oh my progressoid Dec 2013 #8
Awesome! Fuck the haters! Vashta Nerada Dec 2013 #9
one small town at a time -- dancing Drag Queens will take over the world xchrom Dec 2013 #10
Nothing more fun than dancing drag queens! valerief Dec 2013 #12
woot woot!!! secondwind Dec 2013 #16
I'm glad the haters didn't physically abuse the dancers. nt valerief Dec 2013 #11
they look strong and muscular, more so than typical drag artists Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #20
And, unlike drag performers.... Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #22
agreed. i watched a few of their performances on youtube Liberal_in_LA Dec 2013 #37
I hate it... pipi_k Dec 2013 #13
They are a fun bunch, but they are NOT drag queens. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #14
Not drag queens? Android3.14 Dec 2013 #15
They don't dress up in women's clothes. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #17
I was wondering about that, I didn't think the picture was accurate to Rex Dec 2013 #18
Well, I know one of them does do drag, but that isn't how. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #19
Yes I noticed no wigs or makeup. Rex Dec 2013 #21
They have a red set, which includes pants and muscle t-shirts. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #24
42 here. Rex Dec 2013 #25
Good luck to us both! Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #26
Oh yes you know it! Rex Dec 2013 #27
Those unitards are defintitely women's attire Android3.14 Dec 2013 #31
Well, I can speak as someone who is intimately aquainted with the drag world... Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #32
Mired in prejudice? Perhaps Android3.14 Dec 2013 #34
2 things Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #41
Happy Holidays to you as well Android3.14 Dec 2013 #42
Quite possibly my favorite DU thread headline of all time. redwitch Dec 2013 #23
Good to see the non-bigots kicking ass in the comments (on the Fox site)! nomorenomore08 Dec 2013 #28
Umm, don't care if it's gonna be called drag or what, it's just so fuckin FUNNY. toby jo Dec 2013 #29
Ha ha ha!!! Love it!!!! Initech Dec 2013 #33
Guess you didn't do your homework Bubba Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2013 #36
Love the horrified mother in the news clip MadrasT Dec 2013 #38
Lucy Van Pelt would not care for this, either. Kurovski Dec 2013 #39
That's great, Quantess Dec 2013 #40
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