In a video many have accused of being excessively provocative, a 13-year-old boy dressed as a female danced to an applauding crowd of adults.
The boy was reportedly performing at the pro-LGBTQ Ballroom Throwbacks Television Awards Ball in New York City. The teen can be seen performing his routine up and down a stage surrounded by a cheering crowd.
Many viewers found the video too provocative for a child that young. “…I find this so inappropriate. No 13-year-old should be dancing like this while wearing a leather dress and thigh-high boots while on a stage surrounded by grown folk,” one Twitter user wrote.
But one viewer argued that outrage was seemingly only expressed towards provocative displays from the LGBTQ community.
“There are straight teenagers performing much more provocatively than this on a daily basis. In fact it’s even taking place in schools with cheerleaders and dance studios and gyms where gymnasts dance with skimpy outfits on. Why is it only a problem when it’s a nonbinary teen?” the viewer wrote.
Watch the video below.