A video recently posted to YouTube that shows a young boy dancing in a sexual manner during a “gay” pride event while onlookers cheered him on is raising concerns from viewers nationwide.
The video was posted on Thursday by an online publication called “Ovenworthy,” and was entitled “This Is the Future You Chose.” It shows a young child believed to be no older than 12 years old grinding and twerking to the song “Sissy That Walk” by drag queen RuPaul at the Sao Paolo Pride Festival in Brazil. The boy, shirtless and wearing very short jean shorts, is surrounded by event attendees who cheer on his moves.
The video was restricted to viewing for those 18 and up because of its sexualized content.
Gay Star News, in reporting about the concerns that followed the posting of the video, said that the boy was simply “having a great time” and called those who opposed the scenario “homophobes.”
Some readers agreed.
“I bet homophobes rather see a young boy carrying a gun. Homophobes should mind their own sex-life! Do we question their bed-activities?” one wrote.
“In the 90’s there was a popular booty-shaking dance Lambada, not much different from twerking—all the kids were dancing! This kid is just having fun, and yes, in Brazil sexuality is a lot more part of the culture then any westerner can understand,” another stated.
But others, including some of Gay Star News’ readers, took issue with the footage.
“I’m not a homophobe, but I find videos of prepubescent children dancing provocatively completely disgusting. I also find Gay Star news method of defense equally disgusting,” one wrote.
“As a transgender woman I find this disgusting. Why would you get a prepubescent child to do acts like this? People already think we’re pedophiles,” a second stated.
“That kid didn’t just learn that from anywhere. He has obviously been exposed to inappropriate behavior and it is up to his guardians to look after him properly. The kid might not see it as sexual, but that is not the point, and if you think this type of behavior and little boys in tight short shorts is ok then you have a serious problem…” a third opined.
Christian commentator Matt Barber of Barbwire.com also expressed concern over the video, stating that it is indicative of the continuing moral degradation of society.
“[T]his is extremely disgusting and troubling. It is, however, where we are headed as a nation,” he wrote. “The sexual anarchist agenda steamrolls ahead and children are in the cross-hairs. The organized ‘LGBT’ lobby has long lusted for the abolition of all age of consent laws. While not all ‘gays’ are child abusers, pederasty has been a central aspect of the homosexual lifestyle since the days of the Greek bathhouse.”
“This is further proof that the homosexual movement is not about equality, but about the normalization of sexual perversion,” Barbwire guest blogger Caiden Cowger also wrote. “It also reveals that it is just a matter of time before pedophilia will be promoted under the ‘LGBT’ banner in the U.S. In many countries it already is.”