North Carolina pride march is condemned after small boy was given POLE-DANCING lesson by scantily-clad stripper while others twerked brazenly on the street
- A video posted online shows a young boy in a baseball hat twirling around a pole while straddling a woman wearing a strappy thong and a bikini top
- Other videos from the Charlotte Pride festival showed another woman twerking in the middle of the street while a third slaps her butt cheeks
- Another woman was also filmed pole dancing on a float as one of her friends pretended to lick her leg
- The weekend pride festival was advertised online as being family friendly
A North Carolina pride festival is being condemned online after a video emerged showing a small boy pole dancing on top of a scantily dressed woman.
The video, posted online by the Libs of Tik Tok Twitter account Thursday, shows a young boy in a baseball hat twirling around a pole straddling a woman wearing a strappy thong and a bikini top while grown woman looked on.
It then cuts to another woman twerking in the middle of the street with dollar bills hanging out her thong as a third woman slaps her butt cheeks.
Other videos from the Charlotte Pride festival showed children in the crowd watching and cheering on some of the floats passing by, one of which featured a girl in a rainbow bikini pole dancing.
And another clip showed a dancer on one of the parade floats who also had dollar bills sticking out of her lingerie twerking for the crowd while another woman pretended to lick her leg.
Video posted online showed a young boy in a baseball hat twirling around a pole straddling a woman wearing a strappy thong and a bikini top while grown woman looked on at this year’s Charlotte Pride festival in North Carolina
The video then cuts to another same woman twerking in the middle of the street with dollar bills hanging out her thong as another woman slaps her butt cheeks
Other videos showed a dancer on one of the parade floats who also had dollar bills sticking out of her lingerie twerking for the crowd while another woman pretended to lick her leg
The weekend event was marketed as being family friendly, with its website advertising a newly expanded Youth and Family Zone ‘with new games, activities and opportunities for all families, including all children and youth under the age of 20.’
One of those activities, according to the Libs of Tik Tok account, was letting children try out pole dancing.
But online, some Twitter users called out the event — as well as the parents of the young boy who was filmed twirling around the pole.
One man, Jason Howerton, a CEO based in Texas said: ‘If you care more about signaling your wokeness than what is best for your kid, you truly are a piece of s***.’
Meanwhile, former Texas State Rep. Matt Rinaldi seemed to suggest that those involved with the event should go ‘straight to jail.’
Twitter users called out the parade and the boy’s parents for the pole dancing event
The Charlotte Pride festival returned for the first time in person over the weekend since the COVID pandemic shut down its festivities for two years.
There were more than 40 floats and 10,000 people marching in the parade Sunday, with thousands more seen cheering them on.
Festival organizers later announced they had broken their attendance record at this year’s event, with 275,000 people showing up for the parade and festival.
The previous record of 200,000 was last set at the parade in 2019, but this year, FOX 46 reports, more people came out to show their pride.
‘I think it’s definitely a key moment in history right now, and I think that it’s imperative for everybody to show that this is how people live and that it’s OK to be who you are,” George Meeks told the station.
Jeremy Hale, who came all the way from Sydney, Australia for the event also told WBTV: ‘You can clearly tell that Charlotte’s got a strong sense of local community which is amazing, and it really felt like everyone’s out for each other and celebrating everyone.’