DeSantis Revoking Miami Hotel’s Liquor License After Kids Attend ‘Sexually Explicit’ Drag Show

Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving to revoke a major Miami hotel’s liquor license after it defied warnings and allowed children to attend a Christmas-themed drag show. On Tuesday, the governor’s office said that Hyatt Regency Miami hosted “a sexually explicit show with children present “and that “doing so violates Florida law.”

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation warned the Hyatt that their Dec. 27 drag queen event, advertised for “all ages,” would conflict with Florida law. A formal complaint from the department claims that Hyatt changed their advertising to reflect an 18+ admission but still allowed minors to attend if accompanied by an adult.

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“As a result, minors attended and were knowingly admitted,” the department wrote in the complaint. “During the Show and in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age, performers appeared on stage wearing sexually suggestive clothing and prosthetic female genitalia.”

The complaint alleges that the performers wore prosthetic breasts and genitals, rubbed the prosthetic breasts on the faces and mouths of audience members, exposed their rears to the crowd, and gave performances “simulating masturbation” with other scenes, including “graphic depictions of childbirth and/or abortion.”

Videos were reportedly played behind the drag queens, showing “exposed female breasts with less than a fully opaque covering, portrayals of simulated masturbation, and other sexually explicit content.”

The performers also parodied several children’s Christmas songs, changing the lyrics to be perverted. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, was altered to contain a “portrayal of oral fellatio” and the lyric “I’ll sit on his lap, he can put his milk and cookies all between my gap.”

The department also previously cited a performance of the song “Screwdolph the Red-Nippled Reindeer.” Some of the lyrics heard by the young audience members included, “You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen Vomit and Stupid and Dildo and D-cks-in…” and “Then one soggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say ‘Screwdolph with your nipples so bright won’t you guide my sleigh tonight.”

On a national tour, the show also visited an Orlando venue on Dec. 28, with one scene of simulated childbirth caught on video. Both protesters against and in support of the event were crowded outside.

The department accused Hyatt of violating Florida law in their complaint.

“Exposing genitals in a lewd or lascivious manner and simulated sexual activity are inconsistent with the prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable material for children under the age of 16.”

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However, the Miami Hyatt claims that it was not responsible for minors attending the adult performance. On Tuesday, the hotel’s general manager told the New York Post that the venue “is managed by third-party operators.”

“We are reviewing this complaint and will address the situation directly with the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation as part of the administrative review process.”

Miami Hyatt reportedly still has their liquor license, but the governor’s office is moving to enforce the warnings it made last December. A state investigation was launched that same month after the Hyatt’s admission of children to the drag show.

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