After being shamed by Texans for sponsoring a “family-friendly” drag show, supermarket chain H-E-B appears to be trying to whitewash the evidence.

In an article exposing the liberal activism of H-E-B CEO Charles Butt last month, Texas Scorecard reported that the San Antonio-based grocery chain was listed as a sponsor of an LGBT “pride” event in downtown Austin in June. The event, called Rainbow on the Creek, 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 sensually in front of parents and their children.

When the article was published, H-E-B was prominently listed as one of the sponsors of the event.

Internet Archive, July 16

After feeling heat from concerned Texans, the grocery chain appears to be backtracking and whitewashing the evidence.

Despite the event having taken place more than two months ago, H-E-B’s sponsorship no longer appears on the website for Rainbow on the Creek. Internet archives reveal the change happened sometime between July 16 (three days after the original article was published) and August 24.

Updated Sponsorship Graphic, August 24

Metadata attached to the updated graphic shows that it was created on July 22.

As of publishing, neither H-E-B nor Waterloo Greenway, the organization that hosts Rainbow on the Creek, have returned requests for comment.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


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