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Drag Queen Story Hour [OC]

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u/Merari01 It's a-me, Merari-o 12d ago

The post seems to have been restored.

I have reported the abuse of the report function to reddit.

Adam, if you read this please contact me privately. I have reached out to you on twitter and instagram.

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u/gl1tch3t2 12d ago

"[ Removed by reddit on account of violating the content policy. ]" At 10k upvotes, what'd I miss

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u/ScandyFish 12d ago

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u/DanteD24 12d ago

Which oversensitive nancy had this removed.. jeez. A little bit of dark humor isn't allowed here?

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u/TheLantean 12d ago

Reports go to two places, the reddit admins (employees), and subreddit mods (unpaid volunteers). The admin side is essentially broken, outsourced to some service that produces mountains of false positives and false negatives.

So if a specific group want something taken off the front page they just need to report it a sufficient amount of times until it's finally picked up as a false positive. By the time the admins see the appeal it will be days later, burying it.

Subreddit mods cannot override this, even if they initially approve the submission on their side.

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u/Dalimey100 12d ago

In addition, some subs have "pressure relief valve" automod rules that remove a posts if it reaches a suitably high number of reports. This is just in case something bad gets posted and the mods don't notice, but can be abused. Based on the message the removal was on the admin side though

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u/Shitty-Coriolis 11d ago

Just a random question I had while reading this thread.. do you know how much time mods spend on their sub (typically).. like are they constantly monitoring? Checking in once per day? Every few days?

Just wondering how anyone gets anything done. Seems like a lot of work.

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u/MutantGodChicken 11d ago

In my experience, shit ton of hours put in, followed by days of burnout, followed by an unhealthy number of hours followed by burnout and it's still not done.

But it really depends on the subreddit. I used to mod r/teenagers and it was.... particularly difficult....

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u/Shitty-Coriolis 11d ago

Damn dude. Thank you for your service 🫡

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u/blackangelsdeathsong 12d ago

A lot of social media has been auto banning the 'G' word despite context.

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u/rezznik 12d ago

Gurch?

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u/NieIstEineZeitangabe 12d ago

There is a G word?

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u/Hug_Giving_Guy263 12d ago

Gř0ømēr I'm ashuming

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u/NieIstEineZeitangabe 12d ago

It's horrible, that this word gets used as a generic slur rather than as a serious allegation. I kind of understand why someone would wand to stop people from using gthe word if they can't be trusted to do so responsibly.

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u/mobileuseratwork 12d ago

Means the IPO is getting close.

Like Qatar world cup, they are altering the deal...

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u/Officer412-L 12d ago

Pray they don't alter it further.

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u/AlexisFR 12d ago

I hope the community buys it back

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u/canalswimmer 12d ago

I can spare one (1) dollar.

But seriously, is Reddit on sale? Can't wait to see which loser is going to dump like five billion into it, expecting it back with profit lol

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u/Bulky-Yam4206 12d ago

A conservative.

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u/a_dex 12d ago

Also a christian i suppose?

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u/Shubniggurat 12d ago

Someone who thinks that they're a christian at least. But certainly not someone who genuinely tries to emulate the christ depicted in the bible.

"You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well; and if someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

"You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘Hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?

"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

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u/Funkycoldmedici 12d ago

The “love your enemy” thing really falls flat when he says unbelievers will be cast into endless fire. He could easily just not insist on punishment for everyone who does not worship.

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u/JoeRoganIs5foot3 12d ago

gasp I won't believe it! They are the paragons of free speech!

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u/OhItsJustJosh 12d ago

It's not even dark, somebody just can't handle the facts

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u/SkyezOpen 12d ago

One might even say facts don't care about their feelings.

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u/No-Bug404 12d ago

Either an extremist Christian or a drag queen.

But I've never seen a drag queen do anything but give sass to something they don't like.

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u/samalam1 12d ago

What's not to like if you're a drag queen here?

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u/Grasmel 12d ago

I read through the content policy, and I can not see how this comic would violate it. The closest thing I could see is rule 1, but then you'd either have to define christians as a "marginalized or vulnerable group" or call this harassment. I don't really see how it would qualify.

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u/SpammingMoon 12d ago

Reddits system just auto removes shit and auto bans if you get enough reports. The magats like to brigade posts and mass report because they are snowflakes.

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u/DocXango 12d ago

Conservative Christians definitely see themselves as marginalized and vulnerable.

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u/SeanSeanySean 12d ago edited 12d ago

Christians feel like they're the most vulnerable and marginalized group in American history.

edit: some of you Christians are fragile and salty motherfuckers

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u/Val_Hallen 12d ago

Maybe one day they will be able to have multiple places of worship in every town in America. Or their very own radio and television stations. Or the majority of politicians. Or be able to pass laws based on their religion. Or have money attest their trust in their god. Or be exempt from paying taxes. Or get away with unpunished decades of abuse. Or be able to dictate what is taught in public schools.

But, alas, they are the downtrodden minority with absolutely no power or influence.

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u/SeanSeanySean 12d ago

The oppression Christians have to deal with everyday is downright inhumane.

Do people even know how much it hurts to be a Christian in America and have the first clause in the Bill of Rights state that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

How are Christians expected to participate in the Great American experiment if they cannot get the federal government to proclaim that the USA is Christian country while forcing it's inhabitants to adhere to the faith or face the firing squad or hanging by the neck on the wall?

We'll never compete with Islam at this rate.

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u/Heiferoni 12d ago

What rule did this violate?

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u/BongStockton 12d ago

Comic where a parent says a kid can't go to a drag show because it might have child predators. The last box said "now go get ready for church" or some such.

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u/Workwork007 12d ago

I have the brain capacity of a gold fish, I see.

I literally saw this post before it got removed then 30 minutes later after it pops again on my refreshed feed I was wondering wtf happened here.

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u/Baxmon92 12d ago

For the uninitiated since it was reinstated: this post was sporting the frontpage with the title [ Removed by Reddit ]
The picture was replaced by a notice saying [ Removed by reddit on account of violating the content policy. ]

They reinstated it seconds ago. This post was indeed removed from Reddit because of an overzealous admin who got their feelings hurt.

The post was offline for about an hour.

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u/zuzg 12d ago

This post was indeed removed from Reddit because of an overzealous admin who got their feelings hurt.

More likely MAGA Christians got so butthurt that they abused the report function until it got removed automatically.

All social media has this function and insecure right winger abuse it quite often when they're confronted with facts.

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u/dissidentpen 12d ago

Then they turn reality upside-down to make themselves the victims of “censorship” - while in reality, we’ve given rightwing hate and extremism too much leniency on these platforms, and we’ve paid for that “fairness” with blood.

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u/stone111111 12d ago

We should all be submitting bug reports to reddit to fix this because it was a mistake by an automated system....

Right?

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u/Ri_Konata 12d ago

Sounds fair

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u/Dragulla 12d ago

No reason to remove it. It did a good job of pointing out hypocrisy without being heavy handed.

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u/notchoosingone 12d ago

yeah it dared contemplate the fact that a lot of people working for various churches are also kiddie fiddlers

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u/dogdrawn 12d ago edited 11d ago

Super aside I adore the moms dress

Edit: if anyone knows where to get a dress like that they should let me know.

I do understand the joke, I still really like the dress.

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u/ErisEpicene 12d ago

Same. That is a distractingly fabulous dress. Would wear; would stare.

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u/locwul 12d ago

I have no idea if the dress is supposed to be barebacked or if it's just unzipped but either way- 10/10 would wear

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u/ErisEpicene 12d ago

I think it's open backed. The collar completing in the back works like a halter top. There is no reason to have the collar close itself if it zipped. It would leave a weird gap between the dress back and collar.

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u/Dimensional_Lumber 12d ago Ally

100% open back. Adam doesn’t miss a detail like a zipper.

It’s also mirroring the open-backed dress (and pose) of the queen on the flyer.

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u/StuffThingsMoreStuff 12d ago

Oooo, I missed that. It's even more awesome now.

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u/DannyMThompson 12d ago

Intentionally highlighting the hypocrisy. The dress from the front implies she is godly, but the open back is kind of... The opposite?

I really like this one. Adam has flourished since leaving BuzzFeed.

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u/Shitty-Coriolis 11d ago

Oo thanks for that. It seemed intentional but I wasn’t sure what the message was.

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u/flying-sheep 12d ago

There's no extra fabric at the sides that could be pulled together. She'd have to be a contortionist able to touch her shoulders together behind her back to zip up that part, and the parts unter her armpits would be completely impossible to close.

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u/antestrophe 12d ago

Its bareback. She is shown in the first panels to appear to be a homely mother in standard 50/60s suit dress. The final panel shows us how revealing the dress really is to hit home the hypocritical nature of the church comment.

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u/BishopofHippo93 12d ago edited 12d ago

It is absolutely and intentionally an open-back dress to further drive home the mother’s hypocrisy.

Edit: it’s literally the entire point of the last panel, not sure how you miss that.

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u/omg-not-again 12d ago

Honestly, mom SLAYS in that dress.

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u/code_turtle 11d ago

Mom isn’t a good person but goddamnit if she isn’t hot af.

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u/teruma 12d ago

...to church?

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u/itsadesertplant 12d ago

When I went to a Christian school, the popular girls wore high heels on Wednesday because it was chapel day.

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u/nickbert77 12d ago

Agreed and I like the comic, but it was a little confusing… who wears a backless dress to church?

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u/Platypuslord 12d ago

I think it is meant to show she is hypocritical.

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u/Freakychee 12d ago

Yeah she is grooming the child to be a "good Christian" but she wears a sexy backless dress to church but I guess it doesn't really click for many people.

Personally instead of church I would have used child beauty pageants.

Not because I agree with what the church does but child beauty pageants are SUPER creepy, scummy, pedo and groomer shit.

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u/Telanore 12d ago

And also "I don't want you hanging out with pedos, now hurry up so we can go to the organization that has been sheltering pedos for literal centuries."

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u/casfacto 12d ago

You say sheltering, but I say promoting.

It's well known that churches don't turn pedos over to the police in almost any case. Since that is well known, if that's the life style you want, you know it's a safe profession to go into! What criminal wouldn't want to work for an employer, that as a matter of policy will help protect them from the consequences of their crimes? It's a sweet gig!

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u/Correct_Opinion_ 12d ago

Beauty Pageant culture is rather niche and fringe, "traditional" church culture makes a lot more sense to resonate with the broadest audience of hypocrites IMO.

Comparing drag story time with pageants actually helps the anti-LGBT case since child pageant culture is mocked and derided even among most conservative christians.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise 12d ago

It was the mother who was groomed. Taught to make herself beautiful and desirable to the male gaze every time she goes out in public.

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u/Greevar 12d ago

That dress is the equivalent of a mullet.

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u/a_dex 12d ago

Business in the front, party at the back.

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u/ScandyFish 12d ago edited 12d ago Helpful

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u/---E 12d ago

Why is this removed by Reddit? 🤐

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u/DaSaladMan 12d ago

Why'd reddit remove it?

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u/ScandyFish 12d ago

I can think of two possibilities:

  1. They took the third panel seriously, and missed the joke
  2. Hypocrite Christian censoring anything negative about their religion.

The second possibility is most likely.

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u/jninethousand 12d ago

with all the shit posted on reddit, this gets pulled?

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u/ldnk 12d ago

Homophobic pieces of shit likely reported it and it got auto banned.

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u/IceSmash1 12d ago

That's actually quite good

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u/Daegoba 12d ago

Mind to share another link? I don’t have Insta

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u/Dr_Pepper_spray 12d ago

Removed by reddit? WTF for?

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u/dumnezero 12d ago

MODS here need to alert the admins, this shit needs to end.

https://www.reddit.com/report?reason=its-abusing-the-report-button u/Merari01

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u/Merari01 It's a-me, Merari-o 12d ago

Thank you for alerting me!

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u/DickButtPlease 12d ago

And thank you for looking into it.

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u/Merari01 It's a-me, Merari-o 12d ago Helpful (Pro)

I have alerted site admins to this.

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u/Cthulusuppe 12d ago

Well done. More mods should take report button abuse seriously since site rules don't allow non-moderators to bring this issue to the attention of admins.

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u/Shadiochao 12d ago

I'm guessing they missed the joke and thought the third panel was serious

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u/Dr_Pepper_spray 12d ago

[reddit] can get bent.

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u/Pawneewafflesarelife 12d ago edited 12d ago

I had a post removed last week and got suspended for a few days for "threatening violence." It was literally just a crosspost to an AMA here on Reddit. The original post is one of the legendary ones (foot tacos) and IS STILL UP.

I think the automated system is a bit overly reactive and people have learned how to use it to delete content they dislike via report spam. The original comic is linked in a comment above.

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u/LukariBRo 12d ago edited 12d ago

I have been thinking that some reactionary group is targeting users who post content, even light jokes, that go against their shitty worldview, and then using bots to comb through their entire post history and report anything with keywords. They manually do it to anyone who posts in trans subs to spam them with the idiotic reddit "anti-self-harm" as a way to basically spam them with messages reminding them to commit sudoku hoping it triggers a truly harmful reaction because that way it evades the rule (and law...) saying not to fucking tell people to do that. The bots will also report anything with certain keywords as hate speech, even if the words are being referenced in a comment that any human should recognize as criticizing the hate. It's prevalent enough that it's likely I will get something from this comment as well.

It's a common tactic for them to try and use the tools meant against them in ways opposite they were intended, and if the tools are not constantly re-tuned, or lack enough human input, they get abused. If anyone thinks this sounds farfetched, I've literally seen groups organize to do this kind of shit. I even regrettably participated in similar things as a teenager (although nothing quite that vile, the old internet wasn't quite this toxic and complicated) And if anyone thinks some of this doesn't sound possible, I could make the tools to do this easily, so actual professionals could whip up something in a few hours. I won't touch on their motivation, but such tactics are far from rare.

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u/Pawneewafflesarelife 12d ago

Automated reporting is vulnerable to brigading like this without some sort of human oversight. Just visit a sub for a multiplayer game and search posts, tons there about how people spam reports vindictively or to get their competition banned.

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u/cs-John 12d ago

Feel you, brother. I got a sitewide ban for a week for obvious sarcasm lol, I forgot the /s.

Another time I got the most upvotes on a completely harmless comment and people started saying "why this got removed" while I could see it right there till the very end lol, I guess the mods somehow shadowbanned my crazily popular comment for 24 hours? lol

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u/gitgudtyler 12d ago

The anti-queer brigade probably mass reported and the got the post removed by some automated system.

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u/ragingdeltoid 12d ago

Maybe it was Christians

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u/Dr_Pepper_spray 12d ago

Those people can also get bent.

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u/DaShampooTester 12d ago

Aaaand it’s gone

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u/ralanr 11d ago

It’s back!

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u/ScandyFish 12d ago

"Removed by Reddit".

Lol.

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u/canalswimmer 12d ago

Some priest got butthurt.

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u/gitgudtyler 12d ago

The priest learned what it was like to be on the other end for once.

I am definitely going to Hell for that one.

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u/Jimmylobo 12d ago

Nah, you're good. Even if Christianity is true, it's the pederast priests that will go to hell, not the people that call them out.

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u/PCYou 12d ago

Yeah what the fuck

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u/Gingevere 12d ago

Probably got bombed with false reports then it went to whatever team of admins covers 2AM in California.

Probably not in the US, English as a second language, and probably doesn't catch who the comic is actually criticizing.

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u/Ccanale13 12d ago

If I didn’t already know I was bi, seeing that moms dress would’ve confirmed it for me

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u/ladylei 12d ago

Always wondering if you like the bra or the models.

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u/nearlyback 11d ago

Always wondering if I want to be them or be with them

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u/UptownShenanigans 12d ago

I have a friend who discovered she was bi because she kept inexplicably wanting to make out with Keira Knightley on her Pirate of the Caribbean poster that she had on her wall in high school

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u/Any-Paramedic-5105 12d ago

I don't think that is inexplicable. Keira rocked that pirate outfit

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u/lifeat24fps 12d ago

Most of the drag queens I’ve ever seen (and I even lived with one) are wearing 40lbs of fabric, wigs, padding and makeup. I have no idea where this notion they were anything like strippers came from.

Maybe the tipping? All the queens I ever see use a fucking bucket. I’ve never put a dollar down or on any drag queens anything. They’re not go-go dancers.

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u/What---------------- 12d ago

Drag shows get grouped in with burlesque shows, which used to have a much wider meaning. Nowadays burlesque has nsfw overtones, but the association with drag remains.

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u/pegothejerk 12d ago

They're both offshoots of Vaudevillian entertainment, but the people complaining are too stupid to know that or know real humor if it asks you who's on first.

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u/IsleGreyIsMyName 11d ago

I didn't realize the distinction, thanks for providing the info!

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u/Cerpin-Taxt 12d ago

Probably a hold over from when drag acts were the comedic light entertainment and hosts between strip shows and adult caberet acts. That's probably the only context most of these cishet middle aged conservatives have ever seen a drag queen and of course they don't understand that it's an entirely separate performance art that exists outside of that.

It's like if you only ever watched people dancing on stage at strip clubs so assumed that all dancers were sex workers. They're telling on themselves by making that association really.

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u/wholesomehorseblow 12d ago

Because conservatives have their normal and they can not comprehend why anyone would want to go outside that normal. Their first thought when it comes to something outside their normal is deviant behavior.

That's why it's always conservatives go to is "X is sexualization"

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u/TheRealDuHass 12d ago

It’s like they’re trying to prove your point in taking this post down.

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u/ReadyStrategy8 12d ago

A lot of modern drag it has its origins in burlesque where drag performers would tell bawdy jokes or otherwise be sexualized. There's also old adult-oriented cult films like Pink Flamingos which starred one of the most famous drag stars, Divine. The extreme outfits and makeup could also be seen as a form of sexual expression more generally, even if they're not particularly risque.

So, even if it's something innocent like someone dressing 110% and singing Aretha Franklin like doing it with enough gusto will stop the apocalypse, there's still that underlying history of the art form that left its mark on overall cultural perception.

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u/misconceptions_annoy 12d ago

Sex and villainy used to be the only contexts that they were allowed to exist in. Like Rocky Horror Picture show. Must be shown to be sexually indecent villains. Also some people associate lots of makeup with promiscuity. Or associate boobs with sex automatically - they might be attached to women 24/7, but if the man only thinks of them for sexual reasons, then when he sees someone strapping on fake boobs his first thought isn’t ‘gender identity affirming.’

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u/BaconPancakes1 12d ago

Well. I've seen a lot of drag burlesque. Kings sometimes do strip performances to show off binding/cups or masc bodies etc. Queens sometimes less so (or it's down to lingerie rather than bare) due to the shaping (for non-trans performers) but burlesque and strip performance is definitely pretty present in drag. However it's venue, show, and audience specific! Comedy queens, singers/lip syncers and remix producers, poets etc are not doing burlesque. Drag story time is no more inappropriate than having (and I'm really sorry about the crude comparison but for the cishet parents out there) a clown or magician perform at a birthday party. It is a person in a special outfit performing an entertainment act for children. You get adult magicians who do dangerous acts, burlesque, sexy sword swallowing, etc. You also get kid friendly performances who pull a rabbit out of a hat. Same with drag.

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u/YouStupidDick 12d ago

Who were the collective bag of dicks that decided this comic needed to be removed? Did this hit a little too close to home for some of you clowns?

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u/CrescentPotato 12d ago

Joke hurt them too deep inside. Just like at the church

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u/RandomlyActivated 12d ago

Anyone from r/Conservatives or other right wing cesspool.

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u/Cognominate 11d ago

Yikes those people need to touch grass. Cesspool for sure

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Reddit mods are collectively more useless than a bag of human shit.

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u/CraftyKuko 12d ago

They love freedom of speech until that speech is critical of them.

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u/eschoenawa 12d ago

Removed by Reddit for violating the content policy? Not allowed to criticize the church now, or what?

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u/PabloEdvardo 12d ago

it was likely an automated removal due to mass reports from triggered bigots

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u/winniekawaii 12d ago

ReMoVeD bY rReDdIt

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u/dumnezero 12d ago

Some jackass reported it

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u/JaggedTheDark 12d ago

Uhhhhhhhhhhh

What the fuck happened here???

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u/afiefh 12d ago

Admins are pussies who are worried that the comic might hurt the feelings of some people, so they pulled it.

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u/ParamedicSpecific130 12d ago Silver

I would swap "church" with "child pageant".

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u/GlasKarma 12d ago

Yeah I totally thought that’s where it was going

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u/Dicketarian 12d ago

Except an enormous swath of molestations and offenses against children happen in churches…so there’s that.

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u/bbpsword 12d ago

Man fuck these admins for pulling this

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u/stone111111 12d ago

Reddit admins should be ashamed for removing this, defending the reputation of REAL groomers in organized religion... fuckin despicable.

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u/Bunny36 12d ago

What on earth happened here?

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u/ScandyFish 12d ago edited 12d ago

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u/darexinfinity 12d ago

But why?

It's an edgy joke but reddit has a lot more worse things.

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u/ScandyFish 12d ago

I can think of two things

  1. They took the third panel seriously, and missed the joke
  2. Hypocrite Christian censoring anything negative about their religion.

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u/Hygienic_Sucrose 12d ago

It's the second one. After a certain amount of reports it gets auto-removed.

Just religious people showing their love.

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u/Dr_Pepper_spray 12d ago

Is there a way to petition those admins to say the bot made a mistake?

Or do we all need to re-post this comic to make a point?

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u/303elliott 12d ago

Absolutely love how tongue-in-cheek this was. Incredibly well done

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u/severe_neuropathy 12d ago

Can you explain it to me? I feel like panel 4 is supposed to be a punchline calling the mom out, but I don't see how. Is the joke that she is more provocatively dressed than drag queens?

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u/ExoticPinecones 12d ago

Most mormon kids have a creepy conversation about masturbation with a bishop by the time they turn 13. It happened to me and everyone my age that I knew in the church.

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u/SoshJam 12d ago

Happened to me as well

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u/lulux8108dpp 12d ago

Go go church sexual abuse rangers🎶🔥🔥

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u/WikiSummarizerBot 12d ago

Catholic Church sexual abuse cases

There have been many cases of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, nuns, Popes and other members of religious life. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the cases have involved many allegations, investigations, trials, convictions, acknowledgement and apologies by Church authorities, and revelations about decades of instances of abuse and attempts by Church officials to cover them up. The abused include mostly boys but also girls, some as young as three years old, with the majority between the ages of 11 and 14. Criminal cases for the most part do not cover sexual harassment of adults.

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u/Adezar 12d ago

Whoa, I grew up in an Evangelical church... every youth pastor had to leave after a big scandal, a couple due to raping teenagers in their classes and getting them pregnant.

It's most religions, especially the Abrahamic ones.

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u/Booksmagic 12d ago

I think the dress is apart of the punchline, but there’s also the stigma and cases about churches and the child abuse that goes on behind closed doors.

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u/misconceptions_annoy 12d ago

I feel like the dress took away from it, because most churches don’t actually encourage that.

Something about how she’s not allowed to wear pants or ‘time to stand in the mirror to check for cleavage’ would’ve been better.

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u/ErnestGoesToPoop 12d ago

That is one layer to the joke for sure, but it’s mostly referencing the hypocritical thinking of the mom’s words in Panel 3. One could say (has said) the same exact thing towards the church, particularly the Catholic Church.

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u/AmiAlter 12d ago

If she said that they were going to mass it would have hit even closer. Not saying that protestants haven't been convicted for the same stuff, they just don't have the institution to shuffle them around every time they get caught.

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u/octopod-reunion 12d ago

Unless they’re the southern baptists

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u/mrjsykes 12d ago

Was just about to come here to say that.

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u/BirdCelestial 12d ago

shuffling around pedophiles is by no means unique to Catholicism. Look at Southern Baptists or Mormons. Church is totally fine.

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u/THENATHE 12d ago

The joke is that she is saying that something shit isn’t apart of is grooming children, but then is going to something that is equally (if not more so) known for grooming children.

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u/Nondescript_Redditor 12d ago

Lmao @ “removed by Reddit”

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

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u/gerrardii 12d ago

It has always been

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u/TruLong 12d ago

This country has a serious problem. The news lies to us and tries to force an agenda in me and mine. I don't want my children exposed to groomers, liars, and rapists. That's why we stay home on Sundays.

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u/kafromet 12d ago

Not gonna lie, had me in the first half.

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u/operapoulet 12d ago

Had me in the first 90%

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u/TheRealDuHass 12d ago

Don’t stay home. Get brunch.

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u/InVodkaVeritas 12d ago

And then don't leave the table when the churchgoers arrive and act impatient (just tip well).

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u/Houeclipse 12d ago

Oof, reddit removed. You know it's a good old controversial comics

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u/AnorhiDemarche 12d ago

lol removed by reddit.

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u/bewarethetreebadger 12d ago

I grew up going to library story time with clowns, puppets, Halloween costumes, and all kinds of people dressed as various characters. What’s different about someone in drag other than the bullshit “groomer narrative”?

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u/Nemirel_the_Gemini 12d ago

Why was this removed and does anyone have a link to it where I can See it? I love these comics.

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u/indieplants 12d ago

a 4 panel with mom getting tarted up, a kid asking to go see a drag show. She gives a lecture in the third panel about how they're child predators and she doesn't want her child near them, then declares we're going to church in the last panel with her turned, revealing a backless dress, drawing parallels to the drag queen in the leaflet

It got removed just as I was looking at it!

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u/Ryanbro_Guy 12d ago

must be a vegas church.

No sensible person would go to a church showing that much skin.

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u/Smilesrck 12d ago

Yo hook me up with what church has people in backless dresses lmao. Because it ain't any I goto

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u/Mackerdoni 12d ago

more crimes happen at churches by churches than drag events

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u/Femboy_Pantheon 12d ago

Why that mom so built for bbc?

Big Baptist Churches love milfs

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u/verticalshitdown 12d ago

somehow my brain makes "drag queen story hour" to "drag queen story horror"

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u/Paddy32 12d ago

mirror ?

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u/Inevitable_Egg4529 12d ago

Fucking Reddit Admins are softer than Baby Shit.

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u/odo-italiano 12d ago

Nothing about this comic violated the content policy. Reddit admins need to touch grass.

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u/wongo 12d ago

Boooooooooooo mods

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u/dyehardxen 12d ago

This wasn't mods. This was Reddit admins being dumb.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

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u/BarroomBard 12d ago

“Going to a drag show isn’t safe, child. A Republican might come in and murder a bunch of people.”

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u/thedankening 12d ago

I'm honestly shocked it hasn't happened yet. It's almost inevitable if the right keeps pushing this insane rhetoric. If some cunt will shoot up a random gay bar why wouldn't another stupid cunt go after some drag queens, and the children caught in the crossfire be damned?

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u/ALoneTennoOperative 12d ago

If some cunt will shoot up a random gay bar why wouldn't another stupid cunt go after some drag queens, and the children caught in the crossfire be damned?

In Texas, self-described "Christian Fascists" have already shown up with firearms to a family-friendly Drag event, with slogans such as "Drag Queens Out Of Town".

Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club responded in that case, placing themselves between the hostile "protestors" and their intended targets.
(The various John Brown Gun Clubs originated in anarchist Mutual Aid collectives, are explicitly anti-fascist and anti-bigotry, and make a point of providing visibly-armed security whenever there are violent threats against marginalised people.)

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u/psych2099 12d ago

Ah yes removed because it was brave enough to call out the real child groomers.

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u/Silvan03 12d ago

A lot of people seem to be getting the joke wrong (or maybe there are multiple jokes in here at once) but for me the main point of the joke is that she doesn’t want her child to be around people whom she considers pedophiles and groomers (which drag queens are not by the way) but that she is fine with taking her child to church while there have been many scandals about priests raping and grooming children and the church has been defending those people for centuries

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