Alt-Right Blogs Freak Out Over 9-Year-Old Drag Queen’s Modeling Debut

"If you can't handle a kid in a sequin onesie, maybe the future isn't for you!"

Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden, a.k.a. Lactatia, is a pint-sized drag princess from Canada who rose to Internet fame in May, after being pulled on stage by Bianca Del Rio at a show in Montreal.

On January 2, Lactatia made her modeling debut as the cover girl for House of Mann, rocking a custom-fit sequined onesie designed by the company’s owner, Brandon Hilton.

“Over the holidays we had been gifted a custom piece from the incredible burlesque, drag and ballroom performance wear designers from the #HouseofMann!” Golden (or perhaps, his supportive parents) wrote in a Facebook post. “Much love for artists supporting artists!”

But writers for right-wing sites had a collective fit.

The Daily Caller quoted Christian blogger Matt Walsh, who called the photos “straight-up pedophilia.” And The Blaze criticized Twitter for refusing to remove the images after the site reported them.

openly gay Breitbart writer Charlie Nash called the photos “child abuse” and blurred out Golden’s face.

Others were quick to join in: Hilton received numerous tweets calling him a pedophile and telling him to kill himself.

“If you can’t handle a kid in a sequin onesie,” he replied in a tweet, “maybe the future isn’t for you!”

“I think this new generation of drag kids is brilliant and inspiring!” Hilton wrote in a follow-up tweet. “House of Mann is just making sure they look SICKENING! People will talk no matter what, might as well give them something FIERCE to look at!”

Amidst a torrent of abuse, some are offering support for both Hilton and Golden.

“Look dude,” one person tweeted, ” It’s not Twitter or Brandon’s fault you perverts who like to throw the word ’predator’ and ’sexualizing’ around like confetti don’t know who Lactatia is. The only ones sexualizing him are people like YOU.”

It seems like Golden and his parents are taking it all in stride.

Golden’s mother, Jessica Melancon, told Pink News, “Every time we’ve gone viral, the Internet is up in arms about it. For myself personally, I don’t feed the trolls and I don’t care what people have to say, no matter how profoundly awful.”

She added, “It really doesn’t bother me.”

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