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Conservatives Outraged Over ‘Kinky Boots’ Performance During Macy’s Parade (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Many social conservatives were outraged at a group of drag queens from the Tony Award-winning play “Kinky Boots” performing their dance number at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

The Broadway musical is about a drag queen named Lola, who inspires a failing shoe factory to produce a line of fetish footwear strong enough to hold up a man.

Nearly 20 characters from the show sang and danced during the parade, along with an array of other musicals currently on Broadway.

“Now I have to explain ‘Kinky Boots’ to my kids. Thanks, Macy’s,” tweeted Jonathan Becker.

“Is ‘Kinky Boots’ really TV-G, NBC?” asked Dan Isett.

The musical number for the Broadway show “Pippin” included scantily clad, cabaret-style females, but men in make-up and thigh-high boots caused a backlash on social media.

“What in the world are you thinking putting Kinky Boots BS on during an American tradition on Thanksgiving. #Seriously,” tweeted First Flight at NBC and Macy's.

“After watching most of #MacysThanksgivingDayParade, I realized how much our country has declined. ‘Kinky Boots’ disgusting and wrong!” wrote Chandler Russel.

“After watching the "kinky boots" show from the parade I have a little less hope for humanity. #Wtf #Sickening,” wrote Nick Davis.

The dance contained no sexual content, dialogue or situations, as per the TV-G rating. Lingerie sans nudity does not meet the guidelines for suggested parental guidance.

Billy Porter plays Lola in the Broadway show. He took home the Best Musical Actor Tony in June.

The 2005 British-American film by the same name featured Chiwetel Ejiofor, whose latest film “12 Years A Slave” is expected to take the 2014 Oscars by storm.

Sources: The Advocate, Huffington Post