Conservatives Outraged by Kinky Boots Performance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Conservatives bashed Macy's via social media for the inclusion of a drag queen and a musical number from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

BY Jase Peeples

November 29 2013 2:32 PM ET

Conservatives immediately took to Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media to bash Macy’s for the inclusion of a musical number from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, reports Back 2 Stonewall.

Kinky Boots, the story of a struggling shoe factory owner who teams up with a drag queen to save his business, is infused with a delightful message of acceptance and celebration of diversity. However, the meaning behind the performance the cast of the musical delivered during the parade seemed to be lost on many who left a flurry of furious posts on Macy’s Facebook page.  

“Macy's worst decision ever with your cross dresser show on Thanksgiving, you've completely removed the family part of thanksgiving,” Adam Cervas posted on Macy’s Facebook page. “Absolutely disgusting, whoever made that decision should be fired.”

“EPIC FAIL on the drag show Macy's!” Amy Stradling also wrote. “This is supposed to be wholesome family entertainment! Boo!”

“Not happy with the drag queen show,” Andrea Latta Hardgrave added. “Not a conversation I wanted to have with my five year old on thanksgiving morning. NOT COOL!”

Take a look at the tame performance that sparked outrage below and head over to Macy’s Facebook page to counter the negativity that’s been aimed at the business for its inclusion of LGBT culture.  

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