Taxpayers help fund ‘calamitous’ Kennedy Center drag queen Christmas show

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The J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, funded by taxpayer money to the tune of nearly 41.3 million, will strive to ruin and desecrate Christmas this year with a drag queen show starring “genre-defying drag artist and MacArthur ‘genius’ Taylor Mac.”

Publicity for the show hails it as a great way to celebrate the “holidays you hate.”

A host from taxpayer-supported National Public Radio, Ari Shapiro, will also be part of the show.

The Kennedy Center website describes it as “a show that’ll “cure your Christmas blues” (San Francisco Chronicle). Exploring Christmas as calamity, Holiday Sauce is “a madcap brew of Christmas spirit, extra spicy” (Los Angeles Times), upending yuletide traditions as you celebrate the season in all of its dysfunction with your chosen family.”

The show also comes with a caveat: “Please be advised: This production uses theatrical haze and includes mature content and nudity.”

The center gets the majority of its funding from selling tickets to its shows and collecting donations from supporters, Breitbart reports. It has also appropriated millions of taxpayer dollars through Congress.

In today’s culture, drag queens are celebrated in venues ranging from Broadway to public libraries.

Taylor Mac is famous for a 24-hour show that homosexualized American history and debuted in Brooklyn in 2016. It has since been recreated in pieces around the world. You can catch the two-hour show at the Kennedy Center for $39 to $129.


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