It's time for conservative bigots to sashay away. Yesterday, a writer for the conservative media outlet Daily Caller had a fit over 9-year-old drag superstar Lactatia modeling a sequin onesie for the gay clothing company House of Mann. Obviously, Nemis Quinn Melancon Golden, who goes by Lactatia, slayed the look but at the cost of intense, horrific bullying targeting him and Mann founder Brandon Hilton. In response, Hilton posted a series of tweets about the bullying and defended the decision, calling Lactatia the future of drag.
\u201cwoke up to countless tweets telling me \u201ckill yourself\u201d and calling me a \u201cpedo\u201d after we announced 9 year old drag superstar Lactatia as our new HOUSE OF MANN covergirl...\n\nIf you can\u2019t handle a kid in a sequin onesie, maybe the future isn\u2019t for you!\u201d
\u201cI think this new generation of drag kids is brilliant and inspiring!\n\n@Desmond_Amazing and Lactatia are the future! @TheHouseofMann is just making sure they look SICKENING!\n\npeople will talk no matter what, might as well give them something FIERCE to look at!\u201d
\u201cIn our eyes we are just learning to versify our capabilities and products. When Lactatia picked a custom onesie from us, we did not think to discriminate against her due to her age. Lactatia has the right to wear a onesie.\u201d
The controversy stems from House of Mann also selling bondage gear, underwear, and other apparel, which Lactatia never wore in photos. "House of Mann designs brilliant drag and burlesque pieces. No, Lactatia will NOT be modelling their burlesque pieces, and the fact that we need to clarify that is absolutely absurd," Hilton explained. "House of Mann gifted Lactatia with a beautiful, head to toe, sequined one piece tailored to size!"
Conservatives can work themselves into a frenzy all they want, but she's just going to keep shining and sashaying past the bullying.
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