Tomi Lahren, a pundit for the conservative media, reportedly lashed out at singer Kelsea Ballerini when the latter appeared onstage at the CMT awards alongside a group of well-known drag queens.
At the ceremony that took place on Sunday in Austin, Texas, Ballerini, who also acted as a co-host for the awards program, gave a performance of her song “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too).”
Transgender drag queens Manila Luzon, Jan Sport, Kennedy Davenport, and Olivia Lux are all former contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race, joined her in the performance.
Fox News personality, Tomi Lahren was unhappy with the appearance of the drag queens, and and slammed their appearance at the, characteristically conservative awards show, in a series of tweets.
Some of y’all blindly think this trans movement is about individuality and expression, no. It’s a manipulative and sneaky way for big Pharma to have a lock on these people for the rest of their lives. Wake up.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 3, 2023
Y’all just don’t stop do you? Does everything have to be a platform to shove the rainbow mafia down our throats? Can you ever just do…idk…country freakin music?!!!! https://t.co/7ttuFmJesb
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 2, 2023
The performance was widely seen as a far-left wing protest against conservative attempts to protect minors from the horrors of transgender surgeries.