Disturbing videos have emerged of s 12-year-old drag kid known as “Desmond Is Amazing” pretending to snort ketamine, and appearing with convicted murderer Michael Alig. The clips, first reported on by The Post Millennial, appeared on YouTube in July of 2018 and December of 2017.
In one, Desmond appears alongside an adult New York City based drag queen named Bellanoche and appears to be answering questions from online viewers via a live stream.
In the video’s most troubling moment Desmond looks into the camera and announces, “What has this world come to? It’s come to a world in which drag kids actually exist.” Immediately after Bellanoche adds “and people do ketamine on a couch.” At this point, the child puts his wrist to his nose and sniffs while cocking his head back, mimicking a way to snort drugs without paraphernalia.
There are several deeply uncomfortable questions that arise from this exchange. First of all, how would a child under the age of 12 even know that the dimple behind ones thumb can be used to hold a dose of powdered drugs and then snorted? Even amongst adults this is a fairly obscure way to snort drugs. Who told him about it, or showed him how to do it?
Did he see someone, perhaps Bellanoche snorting ketamine, also known as K, a hallucinogenic drug? When the adult drag queen jumps in with “and people do ketamine on a couch” he and Desmond are sitting on a couch.
In the other video, posted even earlier Desmond is interviewed by Michael Alig, a ’90s New York club promoter who served 17 years in prison for murdering and dismembering Angel Melendez in 1996. In this clip Desmond is referred to as the world’s youngest club-kid and fawned over by Alig and his cohost Ernie Glam.
By any reasonable measure both of these videos are incredibly inappropriate. No child Desmond’s age should be shown how to snort K or sit sipping tea with a notorious murderer and former drug addict. Why is someone his age being put in these situations? Is anybody concerned about his well-being? Or is he simply a tool used to advance a trans agenda?
“Desmond is Amazing” rose to prominence in recent years as a symbol of the trans movement. After becoming an Instagram star, he appeared on “Good Morning America” and just last month was the subject of a video profile in the New York Post. He was also the grand marshal of a Brooklyn pride parade.
The emergence of these videos should give those promoting Desmond as a role model serious pause. Even if the most charitable possible interpretation of these activities is assumed, should the mainstream media be celebrating a child who somehow knows exactly how snort drugs and proudly shows off this knowledge?
This is how deep the genuflections to the altar of trans ideology can be. So eager were mainstream outlets to signal their virtue that nobody seems to bother finding out if the child is safe. With the emergence of these videos that ambivalence has to change. Now.