"He’s a 10-year-old drag performer, and he’s cooler than you"

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe...

So far in his ten years of life, Desmond Napoles has cultivated one defining talent, and it’s his ability to work a runway. It’s the thing that inspired his drag name, Desmond Is Amazing. And it’s the reason he’s visiting the Phluid Project, a gender-neutral clothing store near NYU, the week before it opens. The “Ph” in “Phluid,” the owner explains, stands for the balance of masculine and feminine, “where we find perfection and harmony.”

So it takes about two minutes for Desmond to notice the platform in the center of the store, built to display mannequins. He heads straight to it, turns to his mom, and says, in a high-pitched squeak, “Look, Mommy, I’m walking the runway!” And takes off.

When he’s standing still, Desmond looks like an anthropomorphized baby tree — tiny and twiggy, four feet three — but in his walk, the pipsqueak becomes the height of performed femininity. His face settles into a soft fierceness, jaw taut, lips pouty beneath big, red, heart-shaped glasses. His shoulders roll, and his arms hang light and loose as his hips swing. All this in platform boots covered in rhinestones that must weigh at least a quarter of his 51 pounds. This morning, he did all his own makeup, apart from the fake eyelashes that his mom, for now, has to help apply.

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Desmond, who usually goes by Desi, has 36,000 Instagram followers. Many of those people discovered him via a viral video of (what else) a breathtakingly self-assured walk he took, voguing his little soul out on Fifth Avenue during the 2015 Pride parade. That was followed by a recent turn at Fashion Week, where he became the only thing anyone who had seen him could talk about. He’s now working on his own social network where drag kids can connect. It’ll be called Haus of Amazing.

This all started when he was about 2, watching the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race with his mom. Soon, he was rummaging through her closet to dress up. One day, he ran off in Century 21, heading straight for the high heels. At 7, he danced on a bar in Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon’s “The Bacon Shake” music video. His dad, Andrew, tells me that Desmond listens to the club-kid designer Richie Rich’s “I Love You a Million!” at least once a day. At Phluid, the owner introduces Desmond to Richie via FaceTime as he clutches his mom’s arm, paralyzingly starstruck.

A couple of years ago, his supportive but admittedly concerned parents saw a therapist. “The doctor said, ‘You realize you’re raising a gay kid, right?’ ” Andrew recalls. They responded, “Yup,” and moved on. (He’d told his parents he was gay in kindergarten.) Desmond was born in the Village (which he thinks gives him street cred, though he no longer lives there), and he goes to a city music-and-arts public school where the kids know only that he’s up to something in fashion.

It’s a school holiday, so his dragager mom, Wendylou, has a day of appointments booked. Andrew, a laid-off software engineer, also helps run his son’s career. Leaving Phluid, we walk to the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Desmond is there to offer ideas for the Pride Cultural Festival, which he does with the confidence of a planner who’s organized at least three celebrity weddings. His first idea: a mini vogue ball. “It wouldn’t be a competition, right? We don’t do that here,” says Michelle López, the museum’s community program director. “No, just a similar concept,” Desmond concedes.

He flicks off more ideas from his list: practicing runway walks, creating outfits based on those by his favorite designers (Alexander McQueen, John Galliano), an arts-and-crafts station where kids write compliments to one another on bits of paper to chain together and hang up, Kabuki face paint, a lip-sync dance party. And then he says “LGBTQIA herstory.”

López stops him. “Wait, wait, wait, say that again.”

“LGBTQIA … history?” Desmond asks.

“No, you put herstory,” his dad jumps in.

Desmond’s last idea is for a discussion of how to stop bullying, and it’s here where López just can’t help asking him, “Where do you get all your strength?”

“What do you mean?” Desmond says, as though he doesn’t understand.

“Where do you get the self-confidence — your inner strength to be you?”

This time Desmond gets it: “From my fabulousness.”

There have been four moments in Desmond’s ten years when the world learned of this fabulousness. The first time was when that video went viral in 2015. A Facebook page followed (and the family began experiencing its first taste of hate — “They love to say they’re going to put a millstone on my neck and throw me in the sea,” says Wendylou), as did an Instagram account. Desmond is allowed on Instagram only after his mom checks every message, which is partly how he came up with the idea for Haus of Amazing. Drag-kid followers from Holland to Mexico had been messaging him, and as Desmond began setting up group chats, he found that Instagram limits them to 15 people. Haus of Amazing will be a protected space where they can all connect.

The second public moment came at the kickoff of RuPaul’s DragCon last fall, when Desmond was invited to cut the pink ribbon with Ru himself. DragCon turned out to be big. “He wasn’t used to that sustained attention, so it was really overwhelming. We were away from everyone a lot,” remembers his dad. Still, Desmond attended panels, hosted a kids’ runway walk, and, shortly thereafter, got an agent. The third was last month, when Gypsy Sport, the rebellious unisex sportswear line, asked him to model. He walked in a Victorian-blazer-and-ruffled-collar look, telling everyone he had watched old Anna Sui videos for practice. After that, he was written up in Vogue.

But Desmond’s brightest moment in the spotlight was last June, during the NYC Legacy Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. He wore Keith Haring–ish pants and a tank top, with a skirt designed to be flung off mid-runway. “When he came out, everyone gasped,” said Sydney “UltraOmni” Baloue, a ballroom historian who was hosting. “Desi just served.” But it was a competition night, and he was knocked out after the first round.

The teams at these events are known as Houses, and later that night, Kevin “Omni” Burrus, co-founder of the House of Ultra Omni, stepped to the stage to accept an award. “Where’s that child!” he called out. “Bring that child back!” Desmond walked onstage. Kevin put his medal on Desmond and said, “Just keep doing what you’re doing. Part of being a good winner is being a good loser.” Later on, Leggoh, from the competing House of Labeija, called for Desmond again, “Bring him back up! And come on, Dad.” Desmond ended the evening walking the runway once more, this time with his father, the room in tears.
https://www.thecut.com/2018/03/desmond-is-amazing-is-cooler-than-you.html
 
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I knew about this poor kid already. Really makes me fucking sad.

That's what happens when sick people raise children. This was all stuffed into his brain by force. I pity the poor soul and hope that he'll grow out of it by himself once he hits puberty, but I have doubts whether it's likely.
 

Araveug

Robin
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‘And he’s cooler than you’ - says it all right there.

Disgusting.
 

ilostabet

Pelican
RE: Think you've seen the latest in Western decadence? Watch this

the kid looks like he has aids already. wouldn't be surprised if he has. most likely has been molested, or at the very least groomed for it. this doesn't come out of nowhere.

if I'm not mistaken, there is another kid drag queen as well who is already famous (because of course).

when I see stuff like this I think: is the caliphate really that bad?

even if it is, we probably deserve it at this point.
 

Mage

 
That moment when you browse Roosh V forum, get fun looking at latest NPC memes, get pleasure from latest liberal tears, appreciate latest talent in ass lounge, give mental high five to Trump for his latest shitlording victory, bet then you end up clicking on a thread that reminds you that life is serious and a real, not funny, cruel and deeply rotten evil does exist in this world and your smile fades from your face and you understand that this is enough internet for the day, you need to go to do some work and pray.
 

moneyshot

Woodpecker
BlackHussar said:
That's what happens when sick people raise children. This was all stuffed into his brain by force. I pity the poor soul and hope that he'll grow out of it by himself once he hits puberty, but I have doubts whether it's likely.
suicide or school-shooting/suicide before he finishes high school. cap this post for when it happens in 6-7 years
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
Alternative Thread Title:

They're a Hipster Couple Who Have Been Together Ten Years and are Sacrificing Their Son's Mental Stability So You'll Think They're Cooler Than You.
 

deerhunter

Sparrow
Gold Member
This seems very close to the dancing boys of Afghanistan stuff I have seen you tube videos of. Same shit, different pedophiles.
 

DarkTriad

Ostrich
Gold Member
ilostabet said:
the kid looks like he has aids already. wouldn't be surprised if he has. most likely has been molested, or at the very least groomed for it. this doesn't come out of nowhere.

if I'm not mistaken, there is another kid drag queen as well who is already famous (because of course).

when I see stuff like this I think: is the caliphate really that bad?
The latest controversy on Reddit was a South African farmer fleeing the White Genocide if South Africa. He was just giving advice on one of the travel forums and people lost their minds. He said, if you're moving your whole family, make sure you scout the place first. He said he got a job in Canada, but saw the place and couldn't expose his family to that, so he took a job in the UAE instead because they had "more focus on the family unit". People couldn't believe he wasn't trolling. He was actually willing to risk another 4 months in one of the most dangerous places one earth just avoid exposing his kids to Canada.
https://www.reddit.com/r/IWantOut/comments/9nu0g2/have_you_ever_felt_that_youd_madealmost_made_a/
 

Aurini

Ostrich
The Stronger Sex said:
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Meet the Fabulous 10-Year-Old ‘Drag Kid’ Walking at Fashion Week
Desmond, who usually goes by Desi, has 36,000 Instagram followers. Many of those people discovered him via a viral video of (what else) a breathtakingly self-assured walk he took, voguing his little soul out on Fifth Avenue during the 2015 Pride parade. That was followed by a recent turn at Fashion Week, where he became the only thing anyone who had seen him could talk about. He’s now working on his own social network where drag kids can connect. It’ll be called Haus of Amazing.

This all started when he was about 2, watching the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race with his mom. Soon, he was rummaging through her closet to dress up. One day, he ran off in Century 21, heading straight for the high heels. At 7, he danced on a bar in Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon’s “The Bacon Shake” music video. His dad, Andrew, tells me that Desmond listens to the club-kid designer Richie Rich’s “I Love You a Million!” at least once a day. At Phluid, the owner introduces Desmond to Richie via FaceTime as he clutches his mom’s arm, paralyzingly starstruck.

A couple of years ago, his supportive but admittedly concerned parents saw a therapist. “The doctor said, ‘You realize you’re raising a gay kid, right?’ ” Andrew recalls. They responded, “Yup,” and moved on. (He’d told his parents he was gay in kindergarten.) Desmond was born in the Village (which he thinks gives him street cred, though he no longer lives there), and he goes to a city music-and-arts public school where the kids know only that he’s up to something in fashion.
 

Tiger Man

Woodpecker
No. No. No. No.

@ilostabet

The other famous drag kid you are thinking about is Lactacia. He? has been promoted by all the major fashion magazines, MSM, Ellen, etc. Be wary if you decide to google that one, as I consider a fair bit of his stuff to verge on child pornography.


As to this one... He told his parents he was gay in kindergarten. That's interesting, as many kindergarten-aged children will be aware that there are such distinctions as "boy" and "girl", but do not understand why. Explaining the vagaries of modern gender theory and the sexuality spectrum to a five-year-old must have been daunting. Very brave.

Also. So you are telling me that it's fine for Billy's two dads to put him in an anthracite speedo, blush him up, and parade him in front of a bunch of coked-out gays at a nightclub. Buuuutttt... If I live in a number of "progressive" jurisdictions and my son tells me he wants to wear mommy's high heels, my denying that request can get my kid taken away by social services. But, no, none of this is ideological authoritarianism (going the wrong way).

Finally. It is a great idea to let gay men who have obviously shown a keen interest in young boys hang out with them. Hell, if they like these boys so much, let them adopt them. Not like that has ever caused problems.

I'm with the Afrikaner who skipped Canada to hit up the UAE. The number of TFWs who come to Canada for a few years and then hop on a plane back to Dubai/Brunei/Thailand is hilarious. Those are the smart ones.
 

kazz

Kingfisher
Illustrating the importance of internal monologue.

I went to school with a kid, we were around 10 he used to hang around with girls, play dress ups etc. I didnt really know what gay was, neither did he. I believe this is something many are born with, its been around all though history, in this case as expected caught up with im on FB and he is gay.

But hes 10 years old he does not know anything about anything, he should not be on social media hanging rubbing shoulders with freaks.

I feel sorry for trannies, the mess their heads must be in, over a 50% SUICIDE RATE. Though what can you do, its just their lot. They will never be normalized.
 

infowarrior1

Hummingbird
Mage said:
That moment when you browse Roosh V forum, get fun looking at latest NPC memes, get pleasure from latest liberal tears, appreciate latest talent in ass lounge, give mental high five to Trump for his latest shitlording victory, bet then you end up clicking on a thread that reminds you that life is serious and a real, not funny, cruel and deeply rotten evil does exist in this world and your smile fades from your face and you understand that this is enough internet for the day, you need to go to do some work and pray.
True. Although we shouldn't forget to have fun especially when we also have to deal with real rotten evil.

No doubt Trump may have in his experience seen the darkest of human nature as result of dealing with the mob and moving in Elite Circles including Hollywood when he was younger.

Yet he is very fun to be around. Most of the energy was in the Trump campaign despite all the opposition and negativity directed against it. Its like hope in spite of things that will cause despair. The anti-black pill as you can call it. Being able to maintain a shit-eating grin like a kind of amused mastery in spite of it all is quite a feat.

Human life has the deepest of darkness. But one should also look out from time to time and see there is true beauty. And that the good things that one may have in life will give strength to face the darkness.

Spiritual Darkness exists. But there is also Spiritual Light.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
DarkTriad said:
ilostabet said:
the kid looks like he has aids already. wouldn't be surprised if he has. most likely has been molested, or at the very least groomed for it. this doesn't come out of nowhere.

if I'm not mistaken, there is another kid drag queen as well who is already famous (because of course).

when I see stuff like this I think: is the caliphate really that bad?
The latest controversy on Reddit was a South African farmer fleeing the White Genocide if South Africa. He was just giving advice on one of the travel forums and people lost their minds. He said, if you're moving your whole family, make sure you scout the place first. He said he got a job in Canada, but saw the place and couldn't expose his family to that, so he took a job in the UAE instead because they had "more focus on the family unit". People couldn't believe he wasn't trolling. He was actually willing to risk another 4 months in one of the most dangerous places one earth just avoid exposing his kids to Canada.
https://www.reddit.com/r/IWantOut/comments/9nu0g2/have_you_ever_felt_that_youd_madealmost_made_a/
When you're coming from a place like South Africa then you're going to prize stability over modernity.

You only move to a Western nation these days if you want to fight to the death for liberty or if you want to scavenge what you can from the dying beast of Western Civilisation. Those who want a safe, simple life are wise to steer clear.
 
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