(Robert Jonathan, Headline USA) While professing love, Hollywood star Charlize Theron appear to have zero tolerance for any criticism of drag queens.
In a video selfie with some friends in the background in connection with the “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon, Theron, whose choice of words may have indicated that she was somewhat carried away by the moment, asserted as follows:
“We love you queens. We’re in your corner, and we’ve got you, and I will f— anybody up who is, like, trying to f— with anything with you guys.”
In both scripted content and in the real world (and there is obviously overlap in show business), the entertainment community seems to be enamored with the F-bomb, even though the jarring terminology often detracts from the impact of a performance or messaging.
“In all seriousness,” she continued, “there are so many things that are hurting and really, killing our kids, and we all know what I’m talking about right now. And it ain’t no drag queen, because if you’ve ever seen a drag queen lip sync for her life, it only makes you happier, it only makes you love more. It makes you a better person….”
Theron may have been alluding to deadly shooting incidents and presumably bemoaning the lack of additional gun control measures, the latter which is one of the Left’s go-to agenda items amidst rising crime.
According to the Daily Mail, “Theron, whose adopted son identifies as female, said children faced greater dangers in the world, seemingly referencing gun violence, which she has spoken out against in the past.”
Ironically, and as many observers have often noted, Hollywood has made a fortune on movies and TV shows featuring, if not glorifying, gunplay, even while many of its celebrities vocally condemn guns when they’re not overtly role-playing.
Theron, 47, who won an Academy Award for her performance as a serial killer in Monster (2003), is hardly a stranger to action roles in her extensive filmography, including the 2015 Mad Max reboot.
In a grim footnote that is nothing to make light of, Charlize Theron was, as a teen, an eyewitness to a family tragedy involving a firearm used in self-defense.
The actress concluded the selfie by encouraging viewers to, “Please support all the great organizations that are out there helping all of this nonsense going away like it should, all of these incredibly stupid policies…No more room for hate — only love, and love equals drag queens!”
In the context of “nonsense” and “stupid policies,” Theron presumably was lamenting bills in red state legislatures to ban drag queen shows when minors are present, exhibitions that conservative lawmakers and any parent supporting traditional values consider a form of child grooming.