CBC Promotes the Exploitation of Children for Sexual Entertainment
CBC Kids News recently posted a promo piece about a new documentary called "Drag Kids". This brief video, aimed at a youth audience, promotes and glamourizes children being "drag queens".
It is absolutely heart-wrenching to see young 9, 10, 11, and 12 year old boys and girls being exploited as cross-dressing sex objects, performing lewd dances for the entertainment of rowdy LGBT crowds. One 10 year old even goes by the stage name "Lactatia" (as in "lactating").
They have obviously been groomed into this exhibitionist, immoral, pornographic practice by adults of influence in their lives. No decent parents would ever allow their children to be used like this - not for all the fame and money in the world!
CBC, by showcasing these misguided kids and presenting them as "normal" is glorifying an insidious form of child abuse and exploitation.
Not only should these children's parents be investigated by police, so should the producers of this CBC documentary! These kids should be in school, at home, in the playground - doing normal "kid things", not practising erotic dance moves in drag to provide pleasure to aroused adult audiences.
This may well constitute "sexual exploitation" under the Criminal Code of Canada, section 153 (1)(b).
There needs to be an urgent uproar against this - NOW!
Please sign this petition to the CBC to ask that this promo piece be removed and its producers investigated.
We have also reported this matter to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
FOR FURTHER READING
CBC Kids News "Drag Kids" Promo: https://twitter.com/CBCKidsNews/status/1146820535931822090/video/1
Section 153 of the Criminal Code of Canada states (emphasis added):
153. (1) Every person commits an offence who is in a position of trust or authority towards a young person, who is a person with whom the young person is in a relationship of dependency or who is in a relationship with a young person that is exploitative of the young person, and who
- (a) for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of the young person; or
- (b) for a sexual purpose, invites, counsels or incites a young person to touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, the body of any person, including the body of the person who so invites, counsels or incites and the body of the young person.