“When he was about two … we did a little drag photo shoot and he duck-faced, and it was really sweet.”
Earlier this month, Elle magazine featured a video of an eight-year-old boy (yes, eight!) “transforming” into a drag queen named “Lactatia.”
The video disturbingly shows Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden being dolled-up in full-on drag makeup, a long, blonde wig, a sparkly red dress, and high heels before he meets a famous drag queen for some pointers; then he proceeds to pose seductively. All the while, mind you, the boy’s mother is gushing about her son’s gender confusion and her role in exacerbating it.
In short, the video is stomach-turning.
“We just want our kids to express themselves however they see fit; as long as it’s respectful and they’re nice people, we don’t care,” says the boy’s mother, Jessica.
Jessica says she started putting drag makeup on Nemis when he was just two, after her son handed her earrings he took off of a Mr. Potato Head toy.
“When he was about two, he came to me with Mr. Potato Head earrings and asked me to put makeup on him, so we did a little drag photo shoot and he duck-faced, and it was really sweet,” she explains, giving off a laugh. “And, yeah, anytime he wanted makeup, I put some on him.”