Drag Queen defends 'story time' programme for children

Drag Queen defends 'story time' programme for children

A Drag Queen has defended the “story time” programme for children, saying: “That's not something you would say to a clown."

Drag Queen Story Hour UK will visit almost 70 events in 20 areas across Britain, running sessions for three to 11-year-olds.

Drag Queen Vanity Von Glow claimed: “It’s essentially an initiative in which Drag Queens who are bright and colourful performing the role, similar to a clown, want to read to kids as something for the kids to do, taken at face value that’s all it is.

“I can understand why people have become upset by this consternation around it but I think they have a misapprehension about what drag is in these contexts.

“Because if you come to my show its quite spicy, there’s a lot of adult humour.

“But there is a whole sub-genre of British traditional drag in panto which is perfectly acceptable for kids and it’s kind of inappropriate to be protesting that.”