11-Year-Old Transgender Boy Dances in NY Bar as Men Throw Dollar Bills at Him
Videos appear online on young Desmond Napoles heavily sexualized in New York gay bar
Video footage has captured an 11-year-old transgender boy dancing in a sexual manner on the stage of a New York gay bar, dressed in full drag, while grown men threw dollar bills at him, according to reports.
Smartphone-filmed video has emerged from inside the bar - that normally bans the uses of phones and recording devices - that appears to show the heavily sexualized child performing for adults.
The footage was reportedly captured on December 1 and shows Desmond Napoles dressed in drag, dancing on the stage of a gay bar in Brooklyn, NY, called 3 Dollar Bill.
The child, who also goes by the name "Desmond is Amazing," was dressed as a Gwen Stefani-lookalike — full drag makeup, a blonde wig, and a female crop top — as he bounced around onstage to the song "Like a Girl" by No Doubt.
While most children his age are at home in bed late on a Saturday night, the young boy is instead seen collecting dollar bills from male adults who were watching as he performed for them, and were also seen "throwing money" at him as he danced provocatively.
Although YouTube and Facebook-owned Instagram have failed to remove the videos at the time of press, we felt the nature of the footage - which shows a clear case of public child abuse - was far too obscene to include in this article.
"Only in New York... a nightclub that makes you go WHOA!!!," reads the promotion.
"FEATURING: Upcoming Legend from Television and the Runway: DESMOND IS AMAZING!!! PERFORMING LIVE! ... This stage, this dance floor, this house... is ours as long as we protect it."
The promotional ad notes that 3 Dollar Bill bar is "queer owned & operated and we foster a safe space from love. We respect all human persons as long as those human persons are also respectful to the ones around them."
"I left after seeing a child dance on stage for money at nighttime. This was on Saturday night and I have been feeling disturbed ever since," wrote a one-star reviewer of 3 Dollar Bill on December 3 via Yelp.
"The club has a weird no cell phone policy, but we we [sic] wanted to have a good night, so we went along with it," said one reviewer.
"The club put our phones in these locked sleeves, which we could tire around the club.
"Upon entry, they stamped our hands and write our phone check/cost check numbers in our wrists in permanent marker."
Another said, "They also make you put your phone into a locked magnet pouch at the door, so it can't be used while there. You can slip it into your pocket but can't get in the pouch."
Though many have been outraged at Desmond's parents because of the clearly over-sexual nature in which the child has appeared publicly, the media have been relentlessly promoting the "inspirational" "drag kid."
Left-wing site The Daily Beast gushed over Desmond and his progressive parents in a disturbing piece from February, titled, "RuPaul Loves 'Drag Kid' Desmond. You Will Too. Fiercely."
In June, the TODAY Show promoted the over-sexualized child: "Meet the 10-year-old 'drag kid' taking over social media with inspiring message," reads the caption to a video interview with Desmond.
"It is really amazing being in the spotlight because I get so much support and I’m an inspiration to so many people, which is one of my number one goals," Desmond told The Daily Beast.
"I like all the fame, and helping the LGBT community fight for our rights."
Desmond was also a special guest at BuzzFeed's 2nd Annual "Queer Prom" for LGBTQ+ youth in June this year.
When Desmond was just six years old, he was featured in a music video with drag queen and Season Six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Jinkx Monsoon.
As a fourth-grader, the child was used to advance the LGBT agenda, giving a speech at New York City's Pride in 2017.
Though Desmond told The Daily Beast the Napoles family takes no money from his drag endeavors, it appears the parents are jumping into the for-profit territory (if they have not already).
Desmond's "current projects" are listed on DesmondIsAmazing.com, such as a clothing line exclusively for "drag kids" called Haus of Amazing.
The boy is also working on a magazine called The Amaziest Magazine, "targeted at LGBTQ youth" and "preparing to launch a new video series on his YouTube channel called 'Let's Get Amazingly Real with Desmond is Amazing."
Under "future projects," DesmondIsAmazing.com says the boy plans on launching a makeup line for drag kids.
Site visitors are asked to complete a form for "all bookings or inquiries," though under "representation" the site reads "none."
Earlier this year, Neon Nettle reported on the same child when he announced he is founding the world's first dating site for transgender children.
Desmond, who was 10 at the time, revealed he is launching the new website that aims to "encourage" kids to switch genders in an "online drag club."
He promised his website would be a "no-parent zone" designed to invite "gender-fluid," and "trans-curious" minors into an "encouraging and safe online community for drag kids to connect with each other."
According to a promotional flyer for the new site, it has been "established exclusively for kids who are doing amazing drag.”
The site's admin will approve all applicants manually and block access from parents or children who sign up using their "offensive" born gender to ensure the "drag kids" feel "safe to express themselves."