Exclusive: Nine-year-old drag queen horrifically abused after modelling for LGBT fashion company
A nine-year-old drag queen has experienced a horrific backlash after they modelled for a clothing company.
Canadian Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden hit the headlines last year when he stole the show during a Bianca Del Rio comedy set.
And the youngster went viral when he told viewers on YouTube: “If you wanna be a drag queen and your parents don’t let you, you need new parents.
“If you wanna be a drag queen and your friends don’t you, you need new friends.”
Now Lactatia has modelled for LGBT clothing company House of Mann – and slayed.
He wrote on Facebook: “Over the holidays we had been gifted a custom piece from the incredible burlesque, drag and ballroom performance wear designers from the #HouseofMann!
“Much love for artists supporting artists!”
But his appearance has led to a horrifying flood of threats and abuse on social media.
The nine-year-old has been targeted with vile comments, while House of Mann owner Brandon Hilton has received death threats and countless tweets telling him he’s a paedophile.
Lactatia’s mother Jessica Melancon told PinkNews that it was “absolutely disturbing, the amount of online hate and backlash House of Mann has received and is receiving.
“These people, the ones who hate on it so fiercely, do not understand drag, drag couture, drag performance.
“There’s no point in even trying to explain it to them either, because they can’t, won’t and don’t want to understand it.
“House of Mann designs brilliant drag and burlesque pieces. No, Lactatia will NOT be modelling their burlesque pieces, and the fact that we need to clarify that is absolutely absurd.
“House of Mann gifted Lactatia with a beautiful, head to toe, sequined one piece tailored to size!
“It is a Lactatia favourite and she looks forward to incorporating it into a performance!”
Fortunately, the nine-year-old and his mum are used to the abuse.
Jessica said: “Every time we’ve gone viral, the internet is up in arms about it!
“For myself personally, I don’t feed the trolls and I don’t care what people have to say, no matter how profoundly awful.
“It really doesn’t bother me!
In true drag style, she signed off: “God bless Mama Ru.”
Understandably, this didn’t seem to be the way Hilton took the horrendous torrent of abuse he has faced.
“Woke up to countless tweets telling me ‘kill yourself’ and calling me a ‘pedo’ after we announced 9 year old drag superstar Lactatia as our new HOUSE OF MANN covergirl,” Hilton wrote on Twitter.
“If you can’t handle a kid in a sequin onesie, maybe the future isn’t for you!”
Speaking to PinkNews, Hilton said it was “disturbing to me that people look at a fully clothed kid in a onesie and see sex…we definitely did not!”
He accused Reddit, 4Chan and the right-wing media of implementing “a smear campaign against me and my company House Of Mann, claiming the ads are child pornography”.
Hilton said that haters had incited “a global riot on Twitter that has now resulted in blogs, media and broadcasts around the world calling me a paedophile [and] telling me to kill myself”.
He added that he had “received hundreds of death threats, all in 48 hours.”
Lactatia is the House of Mann’s new spokesmodel for its line of sequin onesies, which Hilton said were “now available in kids’ sizes after she saw it, loved it and ordered a custom one from us.
“We are shocked and saddened that people misunderstood what we stand for and are about,” he continued.
“We are a menswear and drag queen clothing company and Lactatia is a new face with a bright future ahead of her; it makes sense that we would dress her!
“We would never say no to an artist simply because of their age – now THAT would make us monsters!”
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