Taking place annually, the Austin City Limits music festival attracts thousands of attendees every year to Texas capital city.
Texas Scorecard discovered shocking new video from the festival, showing a group of adult men leading children—including little girls—in sexually charged “twerking” that many are calling obscene.
— Brandon Waltens (@bwaltens) October 18, 2022
The video, which was first published on TikTok, shows the Bonus Tracks stage at ACL, which hosted performances by drag queens as well as a gay dance group called Bob’s Dance Shop.
The video in question was taken during that performance, and a group of children can be seen dancing near the front of the stage while the performers dance suggestively.
Texas Family Project’s Chris Hopper responded to the video, saying the performers “should go to jail for this obscene display in front of children.”
“In what world do we live where adults facilitate events geared towards kids that host grown perverted pedophiles twerking for and sexualizing children publicly? It feels as though we have stepped onto the set of our very own version of Idiocracy,” said Hopper. “We need an army of concerned citizens to rise up and say ‘HELL NO THIS IS NOT OK.'”
The topic of sexually charged displays to children has been ramping up, as such events are increasingly taking place across the state.
In June, an LGBT pride event called Rainbow on the Creek in Austin included a drag queen story hour, a “family-friendly, all-ages” drag show performed by a group called the Hydrated Queer Kitties, and a pride parade. A Libs of TikTok tweet showed the scantily clad performers dancing suggestively in front of parents and their children.
At another event held at Mr. Misster in Dallas also featured crossdressing men dancing suggestively in front of children. One video from the incident showcased children handing drag queens dollar bills and walking onstage in front of a neon sign reading, “It’s not gonna lick itself!”
Ending the sexualization of Texas children is a legislative priority of the Republican Party of Texas in the upcoming legislative session.