DeSantis seeks to revoke alcohol license for Miami Hyatt over drag event
The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving to revoke the liquor license for the Hyatt Regency Miami, a drag event the hotel hosted in December called “A Drag Queen Christmas,” which featured a The complaint alleges that the children were admitted to “indecent” and “indecent” conditions. Nonsensical” event.
State regulators said they have warned the Hyatt Regency Miami that its liquor license could be revoked if it fails to ensure that minors are prohibited from performing, Florida’s According to a complaint to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Posted By the Miami Herald and other publications.
The admissions policy for the program allowed children under the age of 18 to enroll with an adult, and the complaint alleges that “children under the age of 16” participated in the program, which it claims that “actors… wear sexually suggestive clothing and artificial female genitalia.”
DeSantis has previously targeted drag shows, as well as the LGBTQ community, over the state’s controversial Parents’ Rights in Education bill. “Don’t Say Gay” The law prohibits teachers and school districts from discussing topics related to gender identity and sexuality in the classroom from kindergarten through third grade.
“Bad” Christmas Songs
The Hyatt Regency drag show allegedly “contains sexually explicit themes and material presented through distorted versions of popular children’s Christmas songs,” the complaint alleges, “Screwdolph the Red-nippled Reindeer” referring to the song
Sexually explicit material is not appropriate for children and “violates Florida law,” DeSantis’ office said. told CBS News Miami. “Governor DeSantis is standing up for the innocence of children in the classroom and across Florida.”
In a statement to CBS MoneyWatch, Hyatt said the hotel’s liquor license is valid. The show was held at the James L. Knight Center at the Hyatt Regency Miami, and the center is managed by a third-party operator, the hotel said. It is a food and beverage concessionaire at the center, he added.
“We are reviewing this complaint and will address the situation directly with the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation as part of the administrative review process,” Hyatt added.
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