Famous 11-year-old “drag kid” Desmond Napoles, known online as “Desmond is Amazing,” went viral for all the wrong reasons when he was recorded dancing for a group of adults at a gay bar.
The boy’s parents were shocked when authorities reportedly showed up at their house to investigate for alleged child abuse.
“We have been accused of child abuse, exploitation & maltreatment to the point that we have been backed into a corner trying to defend ourselves,” mother Wendy Napoles wrote on Instagram. “We have been under a microscope since early December. I never thought I would have to breach my own privacy & confidentiality to provide proof that has been demanded of us out of malice.”
The mother continued: “ACS has investigated us thoroughly. Because of the number of reports they received, our case went all the way to the Governor's office. We had announced visits & unannounced visits to our home nearly daily & at all hours & Desmond's school. Our family was probed more intensely than any other case before. All allegations were ‘unfounded’. … On the plus side, ACS has been offering us many support services.”
But that’s not all.
The mother said they were also investigated by the NYPD, the Child Advocacy Center, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Department of Labor, and the District Attorney's office.”
“No abuse or maltreatment was found. No regulations for child performers were broken. No illegal activity has occurred," the mother wrote.
As reported by The Daily Wire, "Desmond, dressed in full drag, danced in a sexually suggestive manner on stage at a New York City-based gay bar called 3 Dollar Bill. As Desmond took off his jacket, howling men in the audience handed him dollar bills, as one might see at a strip club. The Daily Wire confirmed the existence of the disturbing 'performance' but has chosen not to link to the exploitative footage."
She concluded: “The NYPD is assisting us. Desmond has extra security measures in place at his school. All of this because we allow Desmond to be himself & do what he loves. We are a loving and supporting family. Anyone who knows us or met us can attest to that.”
To be clear, people had a problem with an underaged boy dancing provocatively for the entertainment of grown men. That used to be something all Americans could agree was inappropriate.