Another “Drag Queen Story Hour” program is making headlines, this time for a featured drag queen captured on video teaching children how to so-called “twerk,” a popular sexually suggestive dance move practiced by the likes of strippers and adult entertainers.
“All you need to do is you just need to stand with your feet sort of shoulder-width apart like so,” an adult male in full drag with the stage name “Mama G” instructed children at a United Kingdom library earlier this month, according to LifeSiteNews. “And then you crouch down in this sort of position, so you’re bump’s sticking out … then you just move your bum up and down like that. And that’s twerking.”
The Twitter account for Devon Library, which is a network over 50 libraries in the U.K., boasted about the performance online. “Mama G is back in Devon this week. Combining panto, drag and the traditional art of story-telling: Mama G will be sharing tales that celebrate being who you are & loving who you want,” a promotional tweet said. Mama G was booked at the Bideford and Barnstaple libraries.
Mama G is back in Devon this week. Combining panto, drag and the traditional art of story-telling: Mama G will be sharing tales that celebrate being who you are & loving who you want. Wed 7th @BarnstapleLibr & Thu 8th @BidefordLibrary pic.twitter.com/LdRVQelm6U
— Devon Libraries (@DevonLibraries) August 6, 2019
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Libraries Unlimited, which runs Devon’s libraries on behalf of Devon County Council, according to Devon Live, also defended the event: “Story times and bounce and rhyme sessions are some of our most popular events across the county, with thousands of children attending each year. We host a variety of themed storytimes and they are always a huge success,” the group said in a statement.
“As a charity, we are committed to ensuring our libraries are welcoming, safe and inclusive places for all. We celebrate the arts, equality and diversity and are proud that our libraries offer a space for communities to come together and enjoy the power of words, reading and storytelling,” the statement continued. “At Libraries Unlimited we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and have a safeguarding policy that is followed by all staff across the organisation.” (Read more from “Viral Video Shows Drag Queen Teaching Children to ‘Twerk’ as Parents Look on” HERE)