- Drag queen asks boy about his makeup
- Pointed to a surprising authority
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Australian drag queen Reuben Kaye’s surprising and controversial response when he asked a British boy about men wearing makeup has resurfaced on social media.
A video clip of the exchange between Kaye and an unnamed schoolboy has been viewed almost 900,000 times.
“Why do you have makeup, lipstick and glitter,” the boy asks Kaye.
Kaye responds by saying, “Because it’s pretty.”
The boy shows a stunned expression, before Kaye asks him: “Don’t you think that looks pretty?” “. The boy then shakes his head.
“What do you think of men who wear makeup? » Kaye asks the boy.
“You can’t force it on boys,” the boy replies firmly.
Australian artist Reuben Kaye received a surprising response from a British schoolboy to a question about men wearing makeup.
‘Who said?’ » asks Kaye.
“The penguin over there,” the boy said, pointing to a large cardboard cutout penguin behind Kaye’s shoulder.
‘The Penguin?’ Kaye said, stunned, looking around.
“The penguin believes in binary gender roles. I love it, he replied to the boy.
Binary gender roles prescribe specific behaviors based on perceived masculine or feminine identity.
Kaye visited the school in 2019 to make a short YouTube video for Britain’s Channel 4 in which he spoke to a number of children in drag costumes and gauged their reaction.
One of the children in the video told her that her “eyelashes were a little too long”, while bursting out laughing.
He then asks another pair of children: “Do you think I look normal?” ”, with one answering no, while another said “you’re a bit normal.”
However, not all of the children were critical of the way they dressed, with one asking if he went to school dressed in drag.
“Yeah, and school wasn’t a fun time for me.” I was a young gay man and I liked dressing up, I liked singing and dancing and I didn’t like sports.
A second child said to him: “At least you had the courage to do things that others can’t do.
A third added: “I feel like everyone should be who they want to be and people shouldn’t tell them what to do.”
Channel 4 YouTube’s British Schoolboy is less than impressed with Kaye’s outfit and makeup
Kaye became the center of a storm of controversy when a lewd joke he made about Jesus was broadcast on Channel 10’s The Project in February.
Hosts Waleed Aly and Sarah Harris were forced to issue a groveling apology after joking about Jesus: “I like any man who can get laid for three days straight and come back for more.”
Appearing as a panelist on ABC’s Q+A in June, Kaye defended the joke and said it only offended people because he was gay.
“That joke was told by straight people,” Kaye said.
“Ricky Gervais spends almost 90 percent of his routine tearing down religion, Dave Chappelle does it.
“The big names in straight comics do this all the time. It’s not about the joke, it’s about the person telling it.