When you think of a school talent show, you think about the students getting up and showing off their dance moves, singing voices, or magic tricks.
You don’t think about the faculty getting up and preforming something. And you have probably never imagined a talent show like this!
As elementary and middle school students gathered into a New York City auditorium with their parents, they weren’t imagining this either.
In fact, watching an erotic drag show complete with tongue gymnastics performed by a grown man in a sequences dress, high heels and a fire-red wig was probably the last thing they had in mind.
But that’s what they got.
As reported by The New York Daily News, parents and students at a talent show for Manhattan public schools on May 25 watched a “surprise” performance from Public School 96 Parent Teacher Association President Frankie Quinones, in which the PTA president, dressed in full-blown drag queen attire, grinded the floor of the stage, spread his legs open to the crowd and rolled around in a sexually suggestive manner while lip-synching a 1980’s song.
Not your typical public school talent show, to say the least.
“People were horrified,” said one parent of a fifth-grader who attended the show, Raquel Morales. “It looked like a nightclub performance. I’ve been asking for an apology from the district for the last week, and they’ve been ignoring it.”
Morales said there were about 200 families in attendance. The talent show was also featuring students’ writing and art work from around the district.
Parents said the District 4 Superintendent Alexandra Estrella “introduced the final act of the night, billed on the event flyer as a ‘Special Surprise Performance!'”
And then Quinones hit the stage…
At that moment, Quinones, who parents said performs in drag clubs around the city, took the stage in a sparkly black dress and pumps and began to shake his hips as a slinky Iris Chacón mambo blared from the public address system.
Parents said families’ laughter turned to disbelief and then dismay as Quinones opened his mouth and exercised his tongue in a suggestive manner while lip-syncing the Chacón number.
Then he dropped to the ground and began to writhe on floor. He rolled onto his back, spread his long legs and flashed his white underwear to the shrinking crowd.
Morales said that her son was “uncomfortably surprised by what he saw”.
The 10-year-old said, “I saw her doing things like sticking her legs out and shaking her bottom and it felt weird. I don’t know why they would do that for an elementary school.”
Other parents were also outraged by the performance.
“I left the show the minute he started sticking his tongue out. I had my children with me and I wasn’t going to allow them to see that,” said one mother who wished to remain anonymous. “It was a very poor presentation of Iris Chacón, anyway. She was not like that.”
The Education Department spokesman Michael Aciman said the officials haven’t received any disciplinary action.
“The performance was inappropriate and the school has spoken with the parent,” he said.
You can check out the sick performance below.