ARLINGTON — A video posted on social media reportedly reveals children attending a Six Flags Over Texas drag show despite the park administrators claiming they would age-restrict the shows for the remainder of June.
The video was taken and posted by Six Flags Over Texas employee Lisette Monique Diaz on June 10. According to her Instagram bio, she is a former Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando employee who now works at the Arlington-based amusement park as part of the entertainment leadership team.
Before implementing the age requirement, Six Flags labeled their shows “PG.” However, the shows were sexually charged: crossdressing men wore bodysuits, revealing outfits, and costumes mimicking nudity while performing sexual dances.
During the June 10 performance, crossdressing performer Salem Moon wore a bright red bodysuit. This particular bodysuit only covered one arm and one leg, leaving half of his buttock and part of his groin exposed to the crowd.
Several children appeared to be present in the audience as Moon performed splits, lip syncs, and dances to a song full of sexual innuendos.
In response to a video Moon posted to his Instagram about the Six Flags drag shows, one Instagram user expressed her joy that she was able to bring her “little one” to his “amazing show.”
Six Flags LIED about their remaining Pride Month drag shows being adult-only.
A Six Flags employee posted a video of last weekend's show, and children are clearly STILL in the audience. pic.twitter.com/IEXntoMGXP
— Protect Texas Kids (@protecttxkids_) June 17, 2023
This video was recorded on June 10, after the park had changed the show requirements to allow entrance only to individuals 18 and older with a valid ID.
On June 16, Six Flags hosted yet another drag show; however, Protect Texas Kids Executive Director Kelly Neidert told Texas Scorecard that Six Flags had staff checking IDs to prevent minors from entering the show.
“I guess they weren’t as picky about the age restriction last weekend,” Neidert said.
Neidert, others from PTK, and members of the New Columbia Movement peacefully protested and prayed for those attending the drag show the weekend of June 16.
This past Saturday, members gathered with @protecttxkids_ outside Six Flags in Arlington, Texas, to pray the rosary and protest the Pride agenda, including a drag show, being present at a theme park for families.
Texas belongs to Christ, not sin. pic.twitter.com/4VsiVeBFL2
— The New Columbia Movement (@NCMvmt) June 19, 2023
“I definitely think that the way to get companies to stop doing this is, stop giving them your money, come out and peacefully protest,” Neidert told The Dallas Express. “Don’t just go home. You have to do something about it.
According to Neidert, Six Flags Over Texas has been nearly empty since they hosted their drag shows targeting kids. After the amusement park’s announcement, families have canceled their season passes and alerted the park of their concerns.
“A theme park for FAMILIES AND CHILDREN should NOT be hosting drag shows at all,” PTK posted to Twitter last week.
Neidert expounded on this, telling Texas Scorecard, “A theme park for families and children should never be hosting adult shows, and this is why. Six Flags claimed that only adults could attend these drag shows, yet children were still in the audience one weekend.”
“It is unacceptable that they did not enforce the age restriction,” Neidert concluded.
On June 18, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 12 into law. This bill will prevent sexually charged drag shows from targeting minors and exposing children to explicit, adult content.
SB 12 will take effect on September 1, 2023, leaving several more weeks for children to be exposed to sexual depravity.
As of publication, Six Flags Over Texas did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.