Actress Charlize Theron said she will “f***” anyone who criticizes drag queens as she speaks at an event that opposes laws that try to prevent children from seeing transvestites.
Theron appeared on the ‘Drag Isn’t Dangerous’ telethon, which featured live and pre-recorded performances by Hollywood and drag community entertainers.
The Mad Max star took some of her time to praise drag queens and suggested she break up with anyone who would go after them.
Theron, whose adopted son now identifies as female, said children faced greater dangers in the world, seemingly referring to gun violence, which she has spoken out against in the past.
‘We love you queens! We’re in your corner, and we’ve got you, and I’ll kill anyone who tries to mess with you,” she said at the event.
“Honestly, there are so many things that hurt and really kill our kids, and we all know what I’m talking about now.”
Actress Charlize Theron said she will f*** anyone who criticizes drag queens at an event opposing the recent blowout of laws trying to prevent children from seeing transvestites
The Oscar winner said, “If you’ve ever seen a transvestite lip sync for her life, it just makes you happier, it just makes you love it more.” It makes you a better person.’
“F***, if I could do a death drop right now, I’d, but I’d probably love to, break my hip,” she said, referring to a popular drag move.
She ended her time by asking viewers to “support all the great organizations out there to help make all this bullshit go away the way it should, all this incredibly stupid policy.”
Tennessee became the first state to explicitly ban drag shows in public spaces after Governor Bill Lee signed the provision into law hours after the measure passed in the Senate.
Drag shows have become the target of conservative criticism as a slew of other anti-drag laws have been introduced in at least fourteen other states, including Kentucky, Texas, Missouri to name a few.
The language in many bills is similar to Tennessee law, which prohibits “adult cabaret shows” in public places where minors may watch.
The Tennessee bill defines “adult cabaret” as “adult-oriented performances” that include “male or female impersonators.”
Theron has regularly posted her support for the LGBTQ community on social media and last year was seen pouting in a photo with two people dressed in cross-dressing.
In April 2019, she revealed to DailyMail.com that her eldest child, seven-year-old Jackson, who was adopted as a baby and introduced to the world as a boy, had been identified as female.
‘Yes, I also thought she was a boy,’ Charlize agrees firmly. ‘Until she looked at me when she was three and said, ‘I’m not a boy!’
‘There you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, like any parent, I want to protect and see them blossom.
“They were born the way they are and where in the world they find themselves when they grow up, and who they want to be is not for me to decide.
Theron appeared at the event Sunday via Zoom on the “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon, which featured live and pre-recorded performances from Hollywood and drag community entertainers
The Monster star took some of her time to praise drag queens and suggested she break up with anyone who would go after them
Theron, whose adopted son now identifies as female, said children faced greater dangers in the world, seemingly referring to gun violence, which she has spoken out against in the past. She is pictured here with both daughters Jackson and August
“It’s my job as a parent to celebrate them and love them and make sure they have everything they need to be what they want to be.”
“And I will do everything I can to give my children that right and be protected within it.”
Later that same year, Theron admitted that her daughter Jackson’s transgender journey is still “fairly new” territory for their family, in an interview with proud source.
Accompanying Theron were notable drag stars – who performed at the event – including Bob the Drag Queen, Divina De Campo, Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel, Peppermint and Eureka O’Hara.
Celebrities who joined Theron and Eisenberg include Elizabeth Banks, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Whitney Cummings, Billy Eichner, Marcia Gay Harden, Leslie Jones, Adam Lambert, Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Osbourne, Orville Peck, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Amber Tamblyn and Ali Wong.
Eisenberg said in a statement that: “The recent demonization of drag culture has been deeply disturbing and utterly shocking.
“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many drag artists over the years, including one of my idols, the incomparable Trixie Mattel.”
Silverman said in a statement: “The guts of these insincere politicians are unfathomable. The number one killer of children is guns and these NRA pawns counter it with a completely fabricated issue that endangers the transvestite community. The hypocrisy is astonishing.’
Theron and Jesse Eisenberg are among the celebrities who took part in the Drag Isn’t Dangerous Sunday online telethon
The event had an all-star cast of drag stars and Hollywood celebrities about to appear
Adam Lambert belongs to the ensemble of personalities who appeared
Jacob Slane, co-founder of production company Producer Entertainment Group, who posted to the telethon on Sunday, said, “We’re fed up.”
“These bans are not just about transgender people or transvestites. It is a systematic enslavement of LGBTQ people.
“With the Drag Isn’t Dangerous campaign, we want to show that drag performers are not dangerous groomers, sexual deviants, criminals or whatever, the latest evangelical slur du jour.”
Slane commented, “We want to raise awareness and money to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ people who are under attack.”
Peppermint and comedian Justin Martindale are slated to co-host the event.
The event was spurred to challenge the controversial laws pushed by the US