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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade too ‘kiki’ for One Million Moms
Dec04

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade too ‘kiki’ for One Million Moms

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:41 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been singled out by the American Family Association’s One Million Moms Project for allowing a musical theatre number featuring drag to be performed during the parade.

Members of OMM were encouraged to complain to Macy’s Department Store after Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots' performance.

“As a parent and a member of OneMillionMoms.com, I am greatly disappointed in your company's choice to include the ‘Raise You Up’ drag performance during your Thanksgiving Day Parade with millions of children present and watching from home,” read a statement from the group for members to condone.

“It is inappropriate to highlight cross-dressing in a sexually charged performance during a traditional family activity. Your blatant agenda and in-your-face message was quite offensive, and Macy's cannot be trusted. Shame on Macy's for promoting this behavior.

“It is clear that Macy's does not have my children's best interest in mind. I can no longer trust Macy's Dept. Store. Your company needs to know that trust must be earned and once trust is lost it is difficult to get back.

“Your decision was irresponsible, especially at an event when families are watching together. Nothing about this particular performance was family-friendly. The ENTIRE parade should be kid-friendly; not 95% of it! Your company can do better than this.”

See what all the fuss was about here.

 

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Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

Comments (1)

  • Richard Aarden (Sydney, Australia)

    05 December 2013 at 01:09 |
    If the woman quoted thought the performance was "sexually charged" she must thing just lying there and holding your breath is sexy.

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