After parents watched their children play piano, sing, and show off their art and creative writings at a school talent show, the president of the local PTA surprised them with an erotic drag queen performance.
Students in the Manhattan public school district, some as young as five years old, watched as Public School 96 Parent Association President Frankie Quinones gyrated onstage to a song in a short, black sequined dress and matching thong, which he spread his legs to show the audience. Quinones was the final act of the evening and was billed as a “Special Surprise Performance!” There were nearly 200 families in attendance, according to the New York Daily News.
Parents were outraged by watching a grown man wiggle his tongue at the audience and suggestively writhe around the floor.
“People were horrified,” Raquel Morales, who was with her fifth-grade son, said. “It looked like a nightclub performance. I’ve been asking for an apology from the district for the last week, and they’ve been ignoring it.”
All that she’s been told is that ”the performance was about LGBT awareness.”
Morales’s son said, “I saw her doing things like sticking her legs out and shaking her bottom and it felt weird. I don’t know why they would do that for an elementary school.”
Quinones is a drag queen performer around New York City and has two children enrolled at the PS 96 school over which he is president. After this year, he will no longer be PTA president. The district assures it is because he “has served the maximum number of terms permitted as president” and is “unrelated to the controversy.”