Yesterday, REDBROWARD reported on the planned protests at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts over an “all ages” performance of a “Drag Queen Christmas.” While the number of actual protesters may have been small, they garnered the attention of national media personalities such as the Libs of Tik Tok website. Now, after receiving multiple complaints, the DeSantis administration just announced an investigation into the matter.
On Tuesday afternoon, DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin released the following statement:
“The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) is aware of multiple complaints about a sexually explicit performance marketed to children held in Fort Lauderdale on December 26th. The Department is actively investigating this matter, including video footage and photographs from the event. DPBR will, like in other cases, take action.
Exposing children to sexually explicit activity is a crime in Florida, and such action violates the Department’s licensing standards for operating a business and holding a liquor license.
The Department will share any collected evidence with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for potential criminal liability.
The Department frequently conducts investigations into these matters upon tips provided by the public, and we thank the public for continuing to bring attention to these incidents. Investigations of such allegations will remain a priority for the Department and, indeed, are ongoing.”