GREENVILLE – Earlier this summer, a now infamous drag event at Mr. Misster in Dallas left many Texans with questions. How could a drag event targeting children be allowed to happen, and how can future events be stopped? State Representative Bryan Slaton has already promised to file legislation to protect children from being subjected to these obscene events in the State of Texas. Now, he is also urging Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar to enforce current Texas Business Code statutes and hold Mr.Misster and other drag show-hosting restaurants accountable.
Representative Slaton issued the following statement:
“Like many Texans, I was shocked and disgusted by the abhorrent nature of the Mr. Misster event and its intentional targeting of children. Texas deserves better. That’s why I have pledged to introduce legislation next session to put a stop to events like these and protect Texas kids.
According to Chapter 102 of the Texas Business Code, Comptroller Glenn Hegar can hold the organizers responsible today. That drag show, and others like it, fall under the definition of “sexually-oriented business,” and must be treated as such. Sexually-oriented businesses are required to pay $5 per attendee present and they must also prevent children and sex offenders from attending or participating. I am confident Comptroller Hegar will step up to protect Texas families and ensure all businesses are following the law.”