A New Orleans police officer is making headlines for some cheeky behavior during the 18th annual Gay Easter Parade in the city’s French Quarter.
The moment when the officer delivered a “loud slap” to the backside of Qween B. Amor was captured by photographer Chris Granger.
Qween Amor, a well-known street performer in NOLA and NYC, goes by the pronoun “s/he” thought the Times-Picayune refers to Amor as “she.”
Amor said she was suddenly tempted to use one of the motorcycles as a foundation to do some energetic shaking of the posterior, aka twerking. NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune photographer Chris Granger said he had stepped off the sidewalk hoping for a shot as the extravagant performer backed toward the officers.
Amor admits that by this time she’d spied the camera and hoped to become a part of the parade’s photographic posterity.
Granger said that, based on experience, he expected the officers to react with nonchalance, even boredom. He did not anticipate that one of the patrolmen would use a gloved hand to deliver a good-natured swat to Amor’s jiggling buttocks. Granger’s rapid-fire camera caught the moment in the blazing blue lights of the motorcycles.
“It was sort of a loud slap,” Granger said. The parade audience, he said, loved it.