Jinkx Monsoon, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has accused conservatives in America of using children as political shields in the debate over child grooming.
“What the GOP is doing is objectively evil,” the drag queen said.
During a conversation with Variety, Jerick Hoffer, known as Jinkx Monsoon, openly criticized the right’s endeavors aimed at protecting children against radical gender ideology and permanent transgender medical procedures.
Additionally, he claimed that “allies” on the left have failed to adequately defend drag queens.
“The only reason I think that allies are being quiet about it, and what is so insidious about what the GOP is doing, is that kids are involved,” Monsoon said.
“They’re using children as a shield, like they’ve done many, many times before. That has always been their tactic. What the GOP is doing is objectively evil,” he later added.
Jinkx Monsoon also asserted that the right is politically using drag queens and transgender individuals as “scapegoats.”
“They’re scapegoating our community. They are using this crusade against the queer community, and that is blatant homophobia,” he said.
“Every justification they give you to try to say it’s not homophobia is a lie. It’s hypocritical. They are being blatantly hypocritical. They are extremely hypocritical in their rhetoric,” he added.
Recently, Monsoon made a notable appearance alongside other Drag Race alumni at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Their purpose was to strongly criticize the increasing approval of anti-grooming laws in various states such as Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Texas.
“At this time, it’s so important to hear queer and trans stories from queer and trans people, to meet the artists behind the artistry and see the human beings there, so we can have empathy for one another and halt these blatantly bigoted, anti-queer, anti-trans legislations,” he said.
Monsoon has also been cast in the long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who. He rose to fame as a contestant and winner on both RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Race: All-Stars.
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