Desmond Is Amazing truly is amazing. At 11 years old, he’s one of the youngest drag superstars in the world, and is already using his platform to inspire the LGBTI community.
He’s been living his best life recently, including performing at the revived Wigstock over Labor Day weekend.
Some people, however, aren’t thrilled about his success. They also don’t like that Desmond uses his platform to talk about real-world issues like gun control.
Alex Parker wrote a piece about Desmond for the right-wing site Red State, getting up in arms about Desmond’s lifestyle and activism.
‘In addition to his busy schedule as a gay and “drag kid” activist, amazing Desmond’s moved into anti-gun radicalism,’ Parker wrote.
‘That’s right—sometimes it isn’t enough to slap on some rouge, top yourself with a daffodil wig, and pull on a pleather polka-dotted sequined v-neck tapered blousy netted metallic backless cocktail dress; sometimes ya gotta rage against the 2nd Amendment.’
The article came about in response to Desmond participating in a demonstration by Gays Against Guns during New York Fashion Week.
Luckily, Desmond had no time for the crude attempt at humiliation.
‘A sad bunch of adults’
In an Instagram post, Desmond savagely took down Parker and his article.
View this post on Instagram
This Conservative website, Red State, did an article about me with the headline "Being Amazing: 11-Year-Old Drag Kid Fights To Take Away Your Guns". They meant to make me look like a fool and hurt and embarrass my family. They tried to make me look crazy for protesting against gun violence in schools with @changetheref and @gaysagainstgunsny But really, they made me look even more AMAZING, even going so far as to emphasize that I've earned awards for my work in the LGBTQ+ community, that my career started in 2014 with @thejinkx, and that I created the term "drag kid". I mean, they ain't lying! I've done ALL of those things and I'm grateful for the recognition. So, if you want to see what a sad bunch of adults who have nothing better to do than bully a child, call them names, and make up sexual scenarios about them, looks like, copy and paste the link below into your browser. But I wouldn't recommend it… No need to give them any needed ad revenue. https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2018/09/13/desmond-is-amazing-gun-control/ . . . #changetheref #gaysagainstguns #bullying #babydrag #babydragqueen #boysinmakeup #brooklyndrag #clubkid #clubkids #drag #dragart #dragartist #dragbaby #dragkid #dragkids #draglife #dragqueen #dragqueer #dragsuperstar #influencer #klubkids #love #myartistcommunity #mua #nonbinary #nycdrag #queerartist . #desmondisamazing #beyourselfalways #amazies . booking: @pegmgmt
A post shared by Desmond is Amazing (@desmondisamazing) on
‘They meant to make me look like a fool and hurt and embarrass my family,’ Desmond writes in the post.
‘They tried to make me look crazy for protesting against gun violence in schools with @changetheref and @gaysagainstgunsny.’
He claims, however, the article only makes him look more amazing. He wrote the article goes ‘so far as to emphasize that I’ve earned awards for my work in the LGBTQ+ community, that my career started in 2014… and that I created the term “drag kid”.’
Desmond finishes the post with an epic takedown.
‘So, if you want to see what a sad bunch of adults who have nothing better to do than bully a child, call them names, and make up sexual scenarios about them, looks like, copy and paste the link below into your browser. But I wouldn’t recommend it… No need to give them any needed ad revenue.’