Santos condemns drag performance during GN High talent show

Santos condemns drag performance during GN High talent show
George Devolder-Santos declared victory against Robert Zimmerman in the state's 3rd Congressional District election. (Photo by Brandon Duffy)

Republican U.S. Rep. George Santos condemned a Great Neck North High School student’s drag performance during a talent show over the weekend.

North High School’s “Coffee House” talent show included a male student dressed in drag, singing and dancing. Santos, the target of multiple investigations into his personal, professional and financial background, told News 12 that exposing other students to drag performances in school is inappropriate.

“I’m not taking a dig at drag culture and the art of drag,” Santos told News 12. “I’m saying that there are some things that are appropriate and some things that are not and I just don’t believe drag should be in school.”

Great Neck Board of Education President Rebecca Sassouni told Blank Slate Media that the student’s family was in attendance along with other students and their families during the performance. People recorded the performance, which briefly ended up on Santos’ social media.

“How that ends up being anything worth the attention of a United States congressman and national media attention strains credulity,” Sassouni told Blank Slate Media.

Sassouni said the student performer had his parents’ consent and that the school district “supports all of our kids in the Great Neck Public Schools and their ability to perform, to be safe and to express themselves.”

She also said the “Coffee House” events will continue to go on.

Videos and photos surfaced in January of Santos allegedly dressed up in drag at a party in Brazil. Some who claimed they knew Santos in Brazil said it was the congressman depicted in videos and photos from the event, though Santos had somewhat denied the claims.

“The most recent obsession from the media claiming that I am a drag queen or “performed” as a drag queen is categorically false,” Santos tweeted earlier this year. “The media continues to make outrageous claims about my life while I am working to deliver results.”

But Santos later appeared to acknowledge that he had dressed in drag in Brazil while maintaining he was not a drag queen.

No, I was not a drag queen in Brazil, guys. I was young and I had fun at a festival. Sue me for having a life,” Santos previously said.

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  1. How does the Emmy Award winner for lies and fabrications, George Santos, call out the media for being obsessed with making false claims about him? AND he manages to do this while in the act of exploiting a 16 year old performing in a talent show for performing in drag, at his school with the knowledge and consent of his parents and the school officials?


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