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RCN invites KIDS to a ‘drag super-camp storytime’ event

Outrage as Royal College of Nursing invites LITTLE BOYS to ‘super camp drag story time’ event

  • The nursing union planned to organize a ‘drag story time’ for children and babies under 7
  • It sparked fury online with many users asking the university to cancel the event.
  • RCN has removed all mention of the event online, but says it will go ahead

Britain’s nursing union has sparked outrage after planning a “crawl story hour” for young children next month.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has now removed all mention of the event from its websites following backlash on social media.

However, he told MailOnline that the event, open to the union’s 465,000 members and their families, would go ahead after the ‘rescheduling’.

CLIP Theater’s Drag Storytime (for children aged 0-7) was to take place on June 11 at the union’s headquarters in London as part of RCN’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month celebration.

Attendees would have been treated to a ‘splendidly silly super camp storytime’ with ‘one of London’s greatest drag performers’.

Parents and children were promised “interactivity, live music, silly props, and sensory fun.”

However, the RCN event was immediately criticized after being promoted on social media.

The original tweet from the Royal College of Nursing promoting story time with a drag queen

The original tweet from the Royal College of Nursing promoting story time with a drag queen

Some members of RCN were upset with the school's decision to host the event.

Some members of RCN were upset with the school’s decision to host the event.

Others questioned why an act traditionally associated with adult entertainment was being performed for children.

Others questioned why an act traditionally associated with adult entertainment was being performed for children.

Some argued that the RCN could better demonstrate its commitment to Pride month by holding an event dedicated to amplifying the voices of lesbian, gay and bisexual nurses.

Some argued that the RCN could better demonstrate its commitment to Pride month by holding an event dedicated to amplifying the voices of lesbian, gay and bisexual nurses.

But some defended the event, arguing that it was no different than the classic pantomime dame.

But some defended the event, arguing that it was no different than the classic pantomime dame.

Sarah Enne, who claims to be a member of RCN in Wales, said she was unhappy her membership fees were being used in this way.

“This is not the reason I pay my subscribers,” he wrote.

Nurses have to pay up to almost £200 a year to be members of the RCN, which represents them on issues such as salary negotiations and workplace representation.

A man named Phil, from London, questioned why children were exposed to what many see as an adult form of entertainment.

“Men in fetish clothing, portraying women as sexually objectified caricatures in front of children, should show a total lack of child protection. Do not do this!’ he wrote.

Others questioned the relevance of the event to the nursing profession and whether it would be better for the RCN to hold an event to highlight ‘the voices of LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) nursing staff’.

Other users disputed the outrage, arguing that the timing of a drag story was essentially the same as a British pantomime.

When questioned by MailOnline, an RCN spokesperson said that the event had not been canceled but postponed.

“This event is being rearranged, not cancelled,” they added.

“Our commitment to celebrating Pride and equality, diversity and inclusion is strong and we have other events planned.”

The RCN did not explain the reason for the rescheduling.

CLIP Theatre, a production company that specializes in children’s theater, was also contacted for comment but did not respond.

Similar outrage follows at an event organized by a primary school in South London.

Hollymount Primary School in Raynes Park hosted burlesque performer Dolly Trolley for her ‘This Is Me’ day in February.

But some parents expressed fury at Dolly Trolley, who wore knee-high leather boots and a low-cut sequined dress teaching a dance to students aged nine and older before reading to students aged five to nine.

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