'Drag' Banning Governor Dressed Like A Woman Himself
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February 28, 2023

A high school picture of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in drag went viral on Reddit.

Source: International Business Times

An image appearing to show Tennessee governor Bill Lee in drag has gone viral on social as he is set to approve a bill that will make drag performances illegal in the state.

The photo was shared on Reddit on the r/PoliticalHumor subreddit. The user who posted it noted in the caption that the image was found in the 1977 yearbook of Franklin High School.

The picture seemingly shows the governor in drag costume posing alongside three other women. "Hard Luck Woman," the image is captioned.

The photo instantly went viral on social media with users calling out the Republican party's hypocrisy, after images appearing to show U.S. Rep George Santos participating in drag shows while he was a teenager in Brazil surfaced last month.

"I want to see Bill Lee and George Santos explain their gop party's rules against things they do," wrote one user, while another commented, "It's is the nature of the Right's hypocrisy."

And what are the penalties for this farce of a bill?

The bill, which makes it a criminal offense to engage in an adult cabaret performance or a drag show on public property, specifically in the view of minors, passed the Tennessee House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 23.

The bill will now head to Gov. Bill Lee's desk where he expected sign it into law. A first violation of the law would be a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to 11 months and 29 days in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,500. Subsequent violations would be classified as a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3000.

Some states need to wake the hell and ask themselves what kind of people they put in office.

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