Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took action against the Hyatt Regency Miami hotel, stripping it of its after the hotel hosted a sexually explicit drag show with children present.
As we reported in December, DeSantis’ state of Florida began investigating the drag queen Christmas show after reports children were exposed to explicit content.
One attendee who objected to the sexual nature of the show was asked to leave.
“There are children here! It’s not right! It’s not right to have these shows with children,” activist Chris Nelson said as he was told to leave the venue.
“Exposing children to sexually explicit activity is a crime in Florida, and such action violates the Department’s licensing standards for operating a business and holding a liquor license,” the department said.
Officials investigated video and photos of the drag show to determine whether the venue broke the law.
Here is a video of the event:
As Florida’s Voice reported:
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is revoking the Hyatt Regency Miami’s alcohol license for hosting a “sexually explicit show with children present,” according to the governor’s office Tuesday.
“A Drag Queen Christmas” performed Dec. 27 at the James L. Knight Center, which is reportedly connected to the Hyatt Regency Miami.
The administrative complaint said minors younger than 16 years of age were at the show where “performers appeared on stage wearing sexually suggestive clothing and prosthetic female genitalia.”
The show allowed minors if they were accompanied by an adult.
On Dec. 27, 2022, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation warned the Hyatt Regency Miami against hosting a sexually explicit show with children present.
According to the department, the venue proceeded with their plans and conducted an investigation which determined that the venue violated Florida statutes.
Last year, DeSantis slammed the drag queen shows marketed toward children, calling them “wrong.”
“Having kids involved in this is wrong,” the governor said in July.
“That is not consistent with our law and policy in the state of Florida, and it is a disturbing trend in our society to try and sexualize these young people,” he added.