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Image of child drag star Desmond Napoles used to promote fake Pride event sponsored by paedophile advocacy group

Desmond Napoles is best known for sharing his transformations and outfits on social media

2018-07-04

An image of drag child Desmond Napoles has been used to promote a fake Pride event organised a paedophile advocacy group.

The posters advertised the Pride event and features the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) – an American paedophile and pederasty advocacy organisation – as one of the sponsors.

More sickeningly, the posters ask attendees to “bring the kids”.

The young drag star Desmond – also known as Desmond is Amazing – is known for sharing pictures of his transformations and outfits.

 

THIS IS DISGUSTING! . I am offended, angry, and yes, hurt. If you see these signs, please tear them down immediately. . . . Hi! 👋 I’m Desmond from NYC. I'm a drag kid, dragutante, draganista and a total drag slayer. . I'm the youngest member of the iconic voguing House of UltraOmni and the founder of the first ever drag house for drag kids, the @hausofamazing. . I'm an awarded LGBTQ+ advocate. My motto is "Be Yourself, Always" 🌈. . My looks are androgynous and my style is 'avant drag'. I'm inspired by RuPaul, the Club Kids, the Blitz Kids, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Marsha P. Johnson, Dragula, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Comme Des Garçons. . A big thank you to my fans, the Amazies. . . . #noh8 . #altdrag #androgynous #avantdrag #babydrag #boysinmakeup #brooklyndrag #clubkid #clubkids #drag #draganista #dragart #dragartist #dragkid #dragkids #draglife #dragmodel #dragpunk #dragqueen #dragqueer #dragslayer #dragsuperstar #dragutante #nycdrag #queerartist - #desmondisamazing #beyourselfalways #amazies #hausofamazing - #houseofultraomni - booking: @pegmgmt

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But in the fake flyers, he is seen in a tutu and a tank top walking the Pride parade in New York City and when his family found out about the posters, they urged people to “tear them down immediately”.

Writing on Instagram, they said: “THIS IS DISGUSTING! .

“I am offended, angry, and yes, hurt. If you see these signs, please tear them down immediately.”

Self-professed paedophile Todd Nickerson – who admitted he is attracted to young girls but never abused one - was also reportedly set to give a speech at the march.