Charlize Theron participated successful nan caller “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon and sent a stern connection to blimpish lawmakers seeking to prohibition resistance queens from performing: “We emotion you queens. We’re successful your area and we’ve sewage you, and I will fuck anybody up who’s trying to fuck pinch thing pinch you guys.”
“There are truthful galore things that are hurting and, really, sidesplitting our kids, and we each cognize what I’m talking astir correct now and it ain’t nary resistance queen,” Theron said successful a video. “If you’ve ever seen a resistance queen lip-sync for her life, it only makes you happier, it only make you emotion more, it makes you a amended person,”
“Please support each nan awesome organizations that are retired location helping each of this delirium spell distant for illustration it should,” nan Oscar victor added. “All of these incredibly stupid policies. Bye! No much room for hate, only love, and emotion equals resistance queens!”
Drag queens person go a target of blimpish lawmakers successful states specified arsenic Tennessee, Kentucky and Montana over nan past respective weeks. All 3 states person moved guardant pinch bills banning nationalist resistance performances.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into rule a measure that goes into effect connected July 1 that bans gender-affirming wellness attraction for minors. He besides signed a measure limiting resistance show performances successful Tennessee. While it doesn’t implicitly opportunity nan connection “drag,” nan measure forbids resistance performances by antheral aliases female impersonators who, arsenic nan rule defines it, supply intermezo that is “harmful to minors.”
“Hey, look complete there! A classical distraction technique, distracting america distant from nan existent issues that they were voted into agency to attraction on: jobs, healthcare, keeping our children safe from harm astatine their ain school,” RuPaul said successful a March statement connected anti-drag bills.. “But we cognize that bullies are incompetent astatine solving existent issues. They look for easy targets truthful they tin springiness nan belief of being effective. They deliberation our love, our light, our laughter and our joyousness are signs of weakness. But they’re incorrect because that is our strength.”
RuPaul continued, “Drag queens are nan Marines of nan queer movement. Don’t get it twisted and don’t beryllium distracted. Register to ballot truthful we tin get these stunt queens retired of agency and put immoderate smart group pinch existent solutions into government. And by nan way, a societal media station has ne'er been arsenic powerful arsenic a registered vote.”
Theron is astir to embark connected nan property circuit for “Fast X,” successful theaters May 19 from Universal Pictures. She was joined astatine nan “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon by celebrities specified arsenic Elizabeth Banks, Jesse Eisenberg, Billy Eichner, Sarah Silverman, Adam Lambert and Marcia Gay Harden, among others.