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.
This is from a “family-friendly all ages” drag and pride event in Austin, TX today.
🎥 @TaylerUSA pic.twitter.com/7fBzrHiOTO
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 12, 2022
When the article was published, H-E-B was prominently listed as one of the sponsors of the event.
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.
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.
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