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One Million Moms Enraged Over 'Kinky Boots' Macy's Parade Performance: VIDEO


American Family Association sub-project One Million Moms sent out an action alert to its members today, urging them to voice their disapproval over the fact that Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots was allowed to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Right Wing Watch reports.

The group's action alert reads:

As a parent and a member of, I am greatly disappointed in your company's choice to include the "Raise You Up" drag performance during your Thanksgiving Day Parade with millions of children present and watching from home. It is inappropriate to highlight cross-dressing in a sexually charged performance during a traditional family activity. Your blatant agenda and in-your-face message was quite offensive, and Macy's cannot be trusted. Shame on Macy's for promoting this behavior.

It is clear that Macy's does not have my children's best interest in mind. I can no longer trust Macy's Dept. Store. Your company needs to know that trust must be earned and once trust is lost it is difficult to get back.

Your decision was irresponsible, especially at an event when families are watching together. Nothing about this particular performance was family-friendly. The ENTIRE parade should be kid-friendly; not 95% of it! Your company can do better than this.

As Matt Lauer noted in his introduction of the musical, it's about learning to celebrate the differences in each other.

Watch the Kinky Boots performance, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I think One Million Moms need to get One Million Lives!

    Posted by: Andrewew | Dec 3, 2013 6:43:25 PM

  2. Those poor, miserable kids who have to deal with parents like this. I bet they're the same types who ban Harry Potter because it promotes witchcraft and won't let their kids go trick-or-treating because Halloween is Satan's holiday.

    It also bothers me that everything is always about "the children." Everything has to be kid-safe so that no parent ever has to, you know, explain sh*t to their kids. If you don't think the world is kid-friendly enough, do us all a favor and don't have any. It's probably best that these types don't breed anyway, otherwise you end up with more of them.

    Posted by: Ryan | Dec 3, 2013 6:47:03 PM

  3. "The performance was sexually charged..." I'm not sure we were watching the same thing. They probably see a poptart emerging from a toaster as "sexually charged."

    Posted by: Craig | Dec 3, 2013 6:49:32 PM

  4. Spoken by a woman who probably watches steamy soaps while her kids are doing their homework in front of the tv.

    Posted by: woody | Dec 3, 2013 7:02:38 PM

  5. Why there isn't anything MORE American than a good old fashioned drag show!!!

    Hello ladies, the 19th Century is calling and they want you back!

    Posted by: Scotty | Dec 3, 2013 7:08:45 PM

  6. be yourself and be a good person is an agenda?


    so then one million moms advocates being a selfish follower. oh . . . . i get it. just like them.

    Posted by: m | Dec 3, 2013 7:13:10 PM

  7. Get over it and group up you illiterate, anti-freedom, fascist, censor whore Hitler wannabes.

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 3, 2013 7:20:21 PM

  8. And Macy's is terrified, I'm sure.

    Cuz 40k morbidly obese hausfraus who live in Podunk USA are really all that stands between Macy's and bankruptcy.

    Try again, heifers!

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 3, 2013 7:22:33 PM

  9. So sorry that Several Single Moms hates this. Snicker.

    Posted by: Tiger | Dec 3, 2013 7:23:04 PM

  10. @Ryan: for an example. there were the naked guys in San Francisco, where some people no doubt said, "what about children seeing them?" The obvious answer: just tell the kiddies that the guy doesn't have any clothes because he didn't do his homework so no one will hire him. Oddly, now that the nudity ban passed (with exemptions for various events), these guys go around with a tiny piece of cloth covering the "unmentionable" and nothing else (shoes excepted, of course), and nobody seems to be complaining. Go figure.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 3, 2013 7:30:03 PM

  11. Are they ever NOT enraged?

    It's too bad there isn't a law that forces groups to describe themselves accurately. One Million Moms would be the Six-Pack Of Hysterical Harpies and the Catholic League would be called Bill Donohue, Party Of One.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 3, 2013 7:30:59 PM

  12. What exactly ISN'T this bunch outraged over? What miserable people.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Dec 3, 2013 7:37:07 PM

  13. In other news, water is wet.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Dec 3, 2013 7:47:56 PM

  14. If only they'd put all that energy into talking with their kids and doing their jobs as parents instead of wasting it on telling other people how to live their lives. The definition of someone out of control is someone who tries to control others rather than themselves.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Dec 3, 2013 7:52:22 PM

  15. LOL,Craig who wrote "
    "They probably see a poptart emerging from a toaster as "sexually charged."

    Posted by: Dave C. | Dec 3, 2013 8:06:46 PM

  16. 1 million moms = 15 holier than thou old frumpy conservative bitches and nothing more. Why on earth does the media give them so much attention? They are nobodies.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Dec 3, 2013 8:28:50 PM

  17. We need to start a group 10 Million More Homos

    Posted by: Peter Friend | Dec 3, 2013 8:44:12 PM

  18. One Million Mom jeans


    Posted by: PairInstabilitysupernova | Dec 3, 2013 8:48:18 PM

  19. Not "sexually charged" at all. Just really really gay, and positive. That's what they don't like.

    Posted by: emjayay | Dec 3, 2013 8:51:40 PM

  20. Thankfully most Americans ignore the rantings of the right wing bible thumpers and the left wing PC police. The people on both extremes of the political spectrum want everyone to speak, think, act and live in accordance with their particular extremists views.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 3, 2013 9:39:42 PM

  21. You know, the "rage" that the One Million Moms express has actually become a welcome endorsement by otherwise sane people. Their protests usually end up making them look more like "One Million A**holes"!

    Posted by: Jim | Dec 3, 2013 9:50:36 PM

  22. It was your usual drag queen showstopping Broadway musical number...

    Posted by: jarago | Dec 3, 2013 10:24:01 PM

  23. What was CoupleDozenMoms doing watching the parade anywa?. They should have been sweating away in the kitchen cooking tons of food for "the children", and chilling beers and heating wings for the husbands who are supposed to be the heads and masters of their households. Isn't it written that such failed wives should be beaten, if not killed?

    Posted by: gregory brown | Dec 3, 2013 11:01:16 PM

  24. I just reworded their message and sent it to Macy's corporate:
    As a parent, I was overjoyed in your company's choice to include the performance of "Raise You Up" from the critically-acclaimed and Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots” during your Thanksgiving Day Parade with millions of children present and watching from home. As Matt Laurer noted in his introduction to the performance, it is about learning to celebrate the differences in one another.

    This wonderful message was welcomed by me as a gay father, by my husband, and by our one-year-old son, showing Macy’s can be trusted to celebrate diversity in the real world. Kudos to Macy’s for this decision.

    It is clear that Macy's has my family’s and my child’s best interest in mind. I can now better trust Macy's Dept. Store. Your company needs to know that you have earned my trust.

    Your decision was very responsible, especially at an event when families are watching together. This very tame performance was quite family-friendly, as was the entire parade. Your company did well!

    I look forward to hearing from you regarding my compliment.

    Posted by: Duane Gordon | Dec 3, 2013 11:02:22 PM

  25. The only thing that registered with the 100 Moms was the flashy drag. They did not hear one word of the positive message the singers gave during the performance. What a sad bunch of individuals. They have missed so much that is positive in life by only focusing on the negative. How sad!

    Posted by: *****overTX | Dec 3, 2013 11:19:44 PM

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