A Texas bar is angry after canceling what was described as a ‘Disney-themed’ drag brunch this weekend, citing a barrage of ‘awful DMs’, ‘aggressive phone calls’ and “hate comments”.
The drag brunch was scheduled to take place on Sunday at Cool Beans Bar & Grill in Denton. However, he canceled the event after apparently attracting the attention of what the restaurant described as “certain political groups” who “made it clear that they were not happy with this event”. For this reason, management chose to cancel the event while lambasting critics for forcing them into this decision.
“Unfortunately, Cool Beans will be canceling our Disney-themed drag brunch this Sunday and we’d like to tell you why…If you’ve been following us for a few years, you know that the safety of our employees and customers comes first.” , the restaurant said in a statement.
“Having a safe space on this day, or any day, takes precedence over everything else. That being said, our drag brunch got a lot of attention from some political groups who made it very clear that they weren’t happy with the event. with today [sic] climate, prevention is better than cure and unfortunately, that is exactly the situation,” he continued.
“To those of you who forced us to make this decision, shame on you!” Cool Beans said reviews. “Shame on you for scaring us with your threats, horrible DMs, aggressive phone calls and hateful comments.”
“It’s not a ‘victory’ for you. We employ college aged students and you have made them fearful in a place where before that day they felt protected and safe. Our cancellation is not out of agreement, but out of concern for the safety of our employees, performers and customers,” management added.
According The hillthe restaurant owner even filed a complaint with the police.
This isn’t the first example of the far left canceling pride or drag events, citing relatively murky security concerns. Boise Pride Fest, which took place over the weekend, gained national attention after announcing “Drag Kids” at the event. However, the band canceled the performance at the last minute, citing “heightened security concerns”. However, he didn’t provide any details, nor did the band pitch the idea of playing “Drag Kids” in the future, offering to allow them to do so at a later date:
Statement from Boise Pride: pic.twitter.com/0A7iGyZyfr
— Pride of Boise (@boisepride) September 8, 2022
These two examples follow a barrage of similar events that have unfolded across the country over the past year – from drag queen story hours at “pride chapel” events at state-backed pride festivals teaching kids to dance on strip sticks.