The popular “Libs of TikTok” account caused the cancellation of a drag show in Jasper, Indiana, that was advertised as “family-friendly.”
The drag show was a part of an event dubbed as “Pride in the Park” and organized by the Dubois County Pride committee in conjunction with the city of Jasper.
Libs of TikTok posted a screenshot of the advertisement from the group and noted that they encouraged children of all ages to attend, and also asked for everyone to bring money to give to the drag show performers.
The tweet garnered nearly a thousand retweets and more than 3.6k likes on Twitter.
On Wednesday, the group announced in a Facebook post that the drag show was cancelled.
“We regretfully announce that due to safety and security concerns, the family-friendly drag performance planned for Pride in the Park has been cancelled,” read the statement.
“This decision was jointly made by the City of Jasper, ONE- Dubois County, and the Dubois County Pride committee,” the statement continued. “While the Dubois County Pride committee is disappointed by this development, we are in no way deterred. Our mission to promote and advocate love and equality remains steadfast.”
Some LGBTQ supporters were very angry that Libs of TikTok was able to cancel the show just by posting it on Twitter.
“A drag show had to be cancelled due to safety and security concerns. Twitter just lets this go on while a campaign of terror is being inflicted on LGBTQ people and orgs,” tweeted one activist.
In a similar incident at a high school in Iowa, students were invited to a drag show without their parents being warned and without permission slips being signed. The Libs of TikTok account posted video of the inappropriate event, and the high school apologized and opened an investigation into the matter.
Here’s more about the drag show in Iowa:
Online backlash grows over video of drag held at Lancaster County high school