We're happy to launch our Pride Collection, partnering with six individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who show the power of expressing one's true self. Contributions are supporting @ItGetsBetter @OutMetroWest & @FenwayHealth. https://t.co/N7VTHLhf98 pic.twitter.com/ip2GGhtCE9
— Converse (@Converse) May 6, 2019
The Converse shoe company is facing a backlash for partnering with an 11-year-old drag queen, reports the Gateway Pundit.
In a tweet, Converse said it is “partnering with 6 individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who show the power of expressing one’s true self.”
One of the six is Desmond Napoles, whom the Converse website describes him as a “drag kid/LGBTQ+ advocate.”
Many Twitter users said they will no longer purchase Converse shoes.
One wrote, “Never never never ever going to buy #converse No thanks!”
In November 2018, Desmond appeared on the ABC show “Good Morning America” in a wig, high heels, dress and makeup, drawing cheers from the audience.
He was also filmed dancing at a gay night club called “3 Dollar Bill,” where patrons threw dollar bills at him.
On Sunday, cookie brand Chips Ahoy! promoted “drag moms” and drag queens in a Mother’s Day advertisement.
A drag queen named “Vanessa Vanjie Mateo” called for everybody to thank their mothers and “Get These Cookies.”
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