Drag Queen Story Hour Canceled at New Jersey College Following Faculty Complaints

A New Jersey college cancelled a “drag queen story hour” planned for faculty members’ children during “Bring your child to work” day when staff members complained.

Brookdale Community College had been planning an event with a drag performer known as “Harmonica Sunbeam” before calling it off the night before in order to “respect the comfort levels of all involved.”

The reading event was allegedly supposed to be part of the Lincroft college’s “Bring Your Child to Work Day” last week.

“I did ask why, but I did not receive an answer,” Sunbeam said. “This had been planned for quite some time so I was shocked that it was canceled the night before.”

The drag queen has previously faced criticism from those who find these events inappropriate for children.

“Here’s the deal, if the program is not for you, don’t attend,” he wrote in a June 2021 Instagram post. “If you want to worry about kids’ well-being, volunteer at an orphanage, feed the homeless kids around the world, join the Big Brother programs.”

School spokeswoman Laura Oncea said Brookdale, a Monmouth County public college, canceled the drag event at the last minute in order to respect the “diverse viewpoints” of the staff.

“Bring Your Child to Work Day was a success at Brookdale Community College, where employees and their children engaged and enjoyed our stigma-free, diverse, and inclusive campus atmosphere,” Oncea said.

“As an inclusive community, we understand and respect that parents have the right to decide when and how they want their children to explore diverse ideas. While the Drag Queen read-along was intended to promote inclusivity and acceptance, we recognize and acknowledge the diverse viewpoints within our workforce and have opted to respect the comfort levels of all involved,” she continued.

American Faith previously reported that California parents protested against the San Fernando Library holding a story hour event with “Pickle the Drag Queen.”

The protest led to the event being canceled.

Some parents said, “Bye-bye” and “No pervert pedophiles are going to train our kids to be perverts like you.”