Protesters expected at DunnEnzies Kelowna drag show

Mackenzie said that the protesters are hypocrites hiding hate behind religion

(DunnEnzies drag performers/ Facebook)

Employees of DunnEnzies in Kelowna have reportedly received threats of violence for organizing a drag show that is intended for adults.

The owner of DunnEnzies on Lakeshore Road, Karyn Mackenzie, said that the show involves explicit adult content and is intended for adults, but as the restaurant is is an all ages venue, they respect a parent’s right to choose what is best for their child and permit minors to enter if they are accompanied by an adult.

Mackenzie said that at DunnEnzies as well as respecting a parent’s right to choose they also respect people’s right to protest.

“What I do not support is the hate speech and threats of violence that have been against us and our family for hosting this event. It’s all getting to be a bit much,” said Mackenzie.

In a post on social media the group protesting the event invites people to join them if they share in the belief that “exposing children to adult sexual performances is inappropriate and unacceptable.”

Mackenzie said that the protesters are not child advocates, they are hypocrites hiding hate behind religion. She asks any protesters attending the event to consider donating to the holiday food and toy drive.

“We are hosting the Salvation Army Crusin’ Xmas toy/food drive at the same time so we ask if people are coming to protest, which is their right, that they kindly bring a donation to support actual at risk children.”

READ MORE: Gay bar shooting suspect faces murder, hate crime charges

READ MORE: Army veteran helped disarm gunman during Colorado gay club shooting


@Rangers_mom
Jacqueline.Gelineau@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our daily and subscribe to our daily newsletter.

BarsCity of Kelownaprotest

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image