Recently, a Missouri parent, vehemently against the LGBTQ+ community, made headlines for her opposition to a bearded public library worker who wore makeup, hoop earrings, and heels in front of her four-year-old child. However, the woman’s strange protest has drawn widespread ridicule and mockery online.
Rachel Homolak, a Missouri parent, has been making headlines recently for her attempts to prevent what she sees as inappropriate behavior by a bearded public library worker.
The Offending Situation
The library worker wore makeup, hoop earrings, and heels in front of her four-year-old child. Homolak led a protest against the library worker, claiming that it was not appropriate for children to be exposed to such behavior.
The Protest Begins
In her social media post advertising the protest, she wrote, “This is absolutely unacceptable and inappropriate for children. I do not consent to my tax dollars being used on individuals forcing their sexuality on my kids or any kids for that matter.”
The Echoing Rhetoric
Homolak’s rhetoric echoes that of other anti-LGBTQ+ groups who claim that gender non-conforming people and drag performers “sexualize” children.
Neutral Dress Code for All!
Homolak has been particularly vocal in her opposition to the library worker, calling for a neutral dress code for all staff members and claiming that the worker’s behavior is a threat to children’s safety.
A Public Display
Recently, Homolak took her opposition to the next level by appearing at a local council meeting wearing a fake beard, hoop earrings, and heels. She claimed that her outfit was a replica of the library worker’s outfit and that it was not appropriate for children to be exposed to such behavior.
An Extreme Librarian?
“This is just the start,” Homolak said at the meeting. “If we don’t nip this in the bud now, imagine how far these extremists are going to push the envelope.”
Testing the Waters
“This librarian in drag is just testing the waters. They want to see how much they can get away with and then they will do it again and again and again and again.” Homolak passionately yelled.
Ridicule and Mockery
Homolak’s appearance at the council meeting drew widespread ridicule and mockery online. While some have praised her for standing up for what she believes in, others have criticized her for promoting intolerance and bigotry.
The Internet Responds
Online commenters called her entitled and lacking effort in her drag outfit, with one commenter writing, “No beautiful clothing, no padding, not even a shake-and-go wig in the least. Honestly, I have no idea if she’s going for a ‘man dressed in female drag’ or what.”
It’s a No from the Internet Judges
“Being friends with actual drag queens and kings, they work hard to look how they do. Literal hours of getting ready. This lady put no effort into it. She’d get no dollars from me.” This comical commenter responded.
An Interesting Comment
Another commenter on Twitter wrote, “What is inappropriate for your child about another adult wearing makeup? I’m honestly curious. Our tax dollars do not pay for his makeup. If they did, I’d be working at the library. That stuff gets expensive. Makeup & nail polish isn’t someone’s sexuality.”