Youngster drag star Desmond Napoles, whose stage title is Desmond is Superb, poses on this 2018 video. | Screenshot: YouTube/Desmond is Superb

The mom of an “androgynous” homosexual drag child who was videoed dancing in a homosexual bar earlier than a crowd of males throwing greenback payments at him says she has been cleared of wrongdoing by youngster companies.

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Wendy Napoles, the mom of 11-year-old Desmond Napoles (identified by his stage title “Desmond is Superb”), went on her son’s Instagram web page this week to tell followers that she is now not below investigation by the state of New York for youngster abuse.

She and Desmond’s father, Andrew, had been the themes of over 150 complaints to authorities after their son was seen in a viral video dancing in a homosexual bar in New York Metropolis final December whereas wearing woman’s make-up, a blonde wig, excessive heels and a crop prime.

On Sunday, the mom posted an image to social media displaying a letter from the New York State Workplace of Youngsters and Household Providers. In her put up, she defined that she had been accused of kid abuse, “exploitation, and maltreatment.”

“The report was decided to be ‘unfounded,'” a letter from Sheila McBain, director of the statewide central register of the New York Workplace of Youngsters and Household Providers reads. “Which means CPs didn’t discover plausible proof (credible proof) {that a} youngster was abused or maltreated.”

She acknowledged that she was “backed right into a nook” and needed to defend herself after experiences had been obtained by authorities. Their case even received the eye of the governor’s workplace.

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“Just lately a YouTube video was made stating that we should always permit ACS (CPS) to analyze if we’ve nothing to cover. Which we’ve & we wouldn’t have something to cover,” Napoles wrote. “We have now been below a microscope since early December. I by no means thought I must breach my very own privateness & confidentiality to supply proof that has been demanded of us out of malice.”

After an intensive investigation full of introduced and unannounced visits by the company, Napoles mentioned that investigators discovered that every one allegations had been “unfounded.”

“Presently, we ship screenshots of anybody encouraging others or admitting to contacting ACS to ACS to maintain in our file,” she defined. “ACS is just not a weapon. So many ACS assets might have gone to households that wanted assist. On the plus aspect, ACS has been providing us many assist companies.”

Napoles added that she was additionally investigated by the NYPD, the Heart for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters, the Youngster Advocacy Heart, the Division of Labor and the district legal professional’s workplace.

“No abuse or maltreatment was discovered,” she wrote. “No laws for youngster performers had been damaged. No criminality has occurred.”

The mom mentioned that she and her household are victimized by “hate crimes and demise threats” perpetrated by “involved residents.” Moreover, she mentioned that the household has been stalked.

“The NYPD is helping us. Desmond has additional safety measures in place at his college,” the mom defined. “All of this as a result of we permit Desmond to be himself & do what he loves. We’re a loving and supporting household. Anybody who is aware of us or met us can attest to that.”

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In early November, Desmond Napoles was within the nationwide highlight when he was featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the place he dressed as a lady as he danced down the crimson carpet earlier than being interviewed.

After his dance on the three Greenback Invoice homosexual membership in Brooklyn final yr was criticized by conservative media, Wendy Napoles defended her resolution to permit her son to bounce on the homosexual membership and acquire ideas.

Critics had accused her son of primarily stripping at a homosexual night time membership. Some even argued that Napoles’ dance on the homosexual night time membership is just not a lot totally different than having an 11-year-old woman dance in a males’s cabaret membership.  

“The reality is, my son is knowledgeable drag performer, not a stripper,” she wrote in a Fb put up in January, including that generally drag performers acquire ideas. “Nobody forces him to carry out, performing is what he likes to do and has at all times beloved to do.”

She asserted that her son doesn’t dance in a sexual method. She additionally referred to as the complaints towards her household nothing however “blatant homophobia.”

“He was a ballet dancer for 4 years and is presently incomes an A+ grade in drama at his college,” Napoles harassed. “He’s extraordinarily proficient in his celeb and character impersonations. His costumes are much less revealing than a dancer’s or cheerleader’s uniform, and are at all times age acceptable.”

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In an op-ed, columnist and radio host Karen Kataline defined why she reported the Napoles household to youngster protecting companies.

“Youngsters are being exploited as pawns within the very grownup, excessive stakes battle of sufferer and gender politics. Consequently, we’re not solely watching ‘Princess by Proxy,’ however ‘Politics by Proxy’ as properly,” Katalina wrote. “As youngsters are thrust into grownup sexuality and grownup political agendas, actual adults are regressing into childlike conduct.”

“The antidote for these intergenerational role-reversals and the way in which to guard the present era of kids is for fogeys to step into their roles as adults and take duty for his or her lives, political attitudes, and opinions,” she added.

“They have to even be educated about wholesome youngster improvement and age-appropriateness. Solely then will their youngsters have one of the best likelihood to comprehend and pursue their very own particular person id and goals.”

Desmond Napoles is just not the one youngster drag star that has made headlines in current months. In January, 10-year-old Canadian boy Nemis Quinn Mélançon-Golden (stage title is Queen Lactacia) was featured in Huck Journal.

In a single photograph that didn’t make it into the publication, the kid is proven in full drag make-up and a black costume posing with a person carrying nothing however a pair of heels and a small piece of material protecting his genital space. That man was the Season 7 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Violet Chachki.

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