It seems every year there's a video that goes viral of a young gender non-conforming male,usually of color, that causes an uproar amongst the heterosexual population. It wasn't that long ago that a seven year old African-American boy was captured on video performing his best impression of Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" complete with all of the attitude of "Sasha Fierce". What may have begun as an innocent routine by a talented boy quickly became a target for scrutiny & anti-gay condemnation.
Such is the case in two videos currently making the rounds on the internet showcasing the voguing skills of two young boys. The pair fearlessly executes the dip, duck walk, and signature hand movements that have become synonymous with voguing and ballroom culture, but not everyone is giving these kids tens across the board.
Here's a sampling of comments from YouTube:
"this borderlines child abuse"
"I hope the authorities are watching this. Take this child AWAY ASAP"
"well...we know where this is headed."
"Let him discover his own identity. These children could not be gay but YOU have put in their because they have a little femininity they should be called "girl" If these children are not gay you have created monsters."
"This is disgusting, and being flagged immediately. Give the children time to comprehend their preference, don't force it on them by applauding them when they engage in VOGUE, which EVERYONE knows was created by and is exclusive to the GAY COMMUNITY. Imagine these children growing up and being exposed to the same type of ridicule/discrimination, you fags who are applauding them do, all because they thought VOGUING in our society is fully accepted."
Child abuse? Disgusting? Monsters? Who knew a 42 second clip of two obviously talented kids voguing could cause such strong reactions. And when did any sort of dancing or self expression become an indicator of one's sexual orientation?
I'm sure a 40-ounce in one hand, multiple baby mamas, and a criminal record a mile long would earn the respect of those objecting to these young boys voguing and they would never question their manhood.
This just goes to show how deep the hatred runs for gay men in this country that sick attitudes like the ones above are being projected onto children. And there are those who have the nerve to say "being gay is in". Yeah, right.
Watch the videos below: