Scottish drag queen’s lewd photos cause backlash after school visit
A local council has apologised to parents at a Glasgow primary school after a drag queen, known as FlowJob, read stories to pupils at an event marking LGBT History Month.
Parents at Glencoats Primary complained to the Renfrewshire Council after FlowJob posted photographs of her visit on a social media account, which also carried pictures of her simulating a lewd act and oral sex with a sex toy.
Pupils had asked the school to invite a drag queen to talk about their experiences as part of LGBT History Month, but the council said it was clear that “the social media content associated with the speaker’s stage persona is not appropriate for children”.
“Had we been aware of this, the visit would not have been arranged,” the council said in a statement.
The drag performer said she was attacked on social media after the event.
“I was really disgusted with some of the comments,” FlowJob said in an interview with local broadcaster STV.
“Some of them were taken far too far. I am a strong person but some of the things kept me up most of the night reading it.”
Scottish National Party MP Mhairi Black, who took part in the event at the school, sprang to the defence of the performer, who uses the name Flow when speaking to children.
“If my school had invited a gay MP and a drag queen to visit during LGBT History Month, or even acknowledged that LGBT History Month existed, it would have made an immeasurable difference to the difficult childhoods my LGBT classmates and I had,” she wrote on her Twitter account.
Scotland’s Education Secretary John Swinney condemned FlowJob’s visit to the primary school, saying she “quite clearly” should not have been invited to address pupils.
LGBT History Month is an annual month-long event in which the history of the gay rights and civil rights movements are observed.