Chris Weaver stole the show with his surprise drag performance on the season finale of The Voice this week, but in a not-at-all-surprising turn of events, bigoted viewers are clutching their pearls in horror.
After being eliminated earlier in the season, Weaver returned to the stage as Nedra Belle and performed Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” with fellow drag queens Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo and Rosé.
The performance was so great it had judges Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson throwing their shoes at the stage in adoration. But angry tweets immediately came pouring in because—gasp!—think of the children!
“Shame on you NBC, I thought you catered to families. You really crossed the line when you allowed the ’drag queen’ act,” wrote one outraged viewer.
“The Voice just upset my stomach,” wrote another woman, who should probably go to a doctor to get that checked out.
@nbc Shame on you NBC, I thought you catered to families. You really crossed the line when you allowed the "drag queen" act. So disappointed in NBC and The Voice leadership that allowed this to happen.
— Sherry Gorman (@sgorman37) December 20, 2017
The voice just upset my stomach so a guy got kicked off who was a drag queen by night not even top 10 but they allowed him to come back on n perform with a bunch of guys dressed as women THE MESSAGE 2 OUR BOYS IS ALL WRONG! HAVE SOME DAMN MORALS SOMEONE PLEASE! #delete pic.twitter.com/eZmxrllekR
— NOT A FOLLOWER (@keekilza1) December 20, 2017
I won't share the disgusting video, but really disappointed in The Voice for airing the drag queen show on their finale tonight.
— Levonne Morgan (@levmorgan) December 20, 2017
@NBCTheVoice It's a given that Brooke should have won. That said, I am beyond disappointed by the "drag queen" performance. Does The Voice feel pressured, by so-called new gender norms, to get down in the gutter? Disgusting. I'm done.
— Stephanie Dean (@StephanieKay48) December 21, 2017
By the way, when Weaver is not performing in drag, he actually works as a worship leader. And you might be surprised to learn that this news did not sit well with some religious folk.
Just passed by The Voice and saw a guy claiming to be a "worship leader" by day and drag queen by night. This show is produced by Roman Catholic Roma Downey. Probably high time prominent evangelicals stop having her speak in their churches, reckon?
— Justin Peters (@JustinPetersMin) December 20, 2017
Just heard on The Voice, “I’m a worship leader and a drag queen.” No holiness in that!
— DavidSmith (@DavidSmith) December 20, 2017
Obviously the entire country isn’t as blessed as the LGBT community when it comes to being exposed to the beauty of a drag queen, but imagine watching this act and actually thinking it is hurting children somehow.
Angry viewers of The Voice, we’re praying for you as you try to work through this difficult time. And for the majority of people on Twitter who realized that the drag performance was the best part of the reality show’s entire season, here’s the video to help you relive the magic.