Step into the unbelievable world of Desmond Napoles aka “Desmond is Amazing,” and prepare to have your mind blown.
This little boy, who is only 11-year-old and autistic, has become the poster child for abuse and exploitation, perpetrated by his own parents, Wendy and Andrew Napoles.
That may sound like a very strong accusation, but I feel it’s 100% warranted after carefully studying this troubling situation.
I first became aware of Desmond after seeing him on the Today show. Not only was his behavior and clothing over the top for one so young, he also appeared to be sedated and was thin to the point of malnourishment. (Look how scary-skinny his little arms are!)
From my research, I discovered that at the tender age of two, Desmond’s parents encouraged him to watch Rupaul’s Drag Race, which “allowed” him to realize he was gay. After that, they began taking him to live drag shows and pride parades. All of these unwholesome influences led to his “dream career” as America’s youngest Drag Kid and LGBTQ advocate.
Obviously, such an unusual lifestyle will provoke concern and criticism. The Napoles family has experienced such awful things as having their home address published, death threats, repeated calls to CPS, job loss, and financial problems. According to Wendy, she is unable to find any job at all due to their notoriety and the family is so poor, they’ve had numerous GoFundMe accounts.
Now, at that point, any reasonable parent would step back and honestly assess the situation. If it were me, I would never, ever do anything that would put my family in jeopardy, nor would I do something that amounts to career suicide.
Dear Wendy, however, decides that Desmond can be the breadwinner and she will be his “Dragager” which means Drag Manager. She has created a website, social media accounts, and books him for public appearances, one of which has caused international outcry. This particular event, with Desmond performing at a gay club, late at night, literally had me in tears.
Imagine letting a young child dance suggestively while accepting dollar bills from grown men, dressed as Gwen Stefani. It is truly beyond belief!
For those who are willing to give the parents the benefit of the doubt, or those who claim this is simply homophobia, let’s dig even deeper.
In 2017, Desmond was interviewed on the Peeew Podcast. One of the hosts is a notorious drug addict and convicted murderer, Michael Alig. This man, who tortured his victim by injecting him with Drano and then dismembered the body and threw it into the river, spent decades in solitary confinement due to being an incorrigible prisoner. (Does that sound like someone you’d want around your child?)
Since being released, he’s been arrested 3 times and is periodically homeless, yet Desmond claims Michael and the other 80’s Drag Kids are his “heroes and inspiration.”
I don’t believe any child should be exposed to sexuality—whether it’s gay or straight. Sex is for adults, just like drag costumes and pride parades. I don’t know if Desmond is actually gay, but it doesn’t matter. He is a precious little child who is being horribly used and abused, by adults that are pushing an agenda, rather than protecting his welfare.
Society has an obligation to keep kids safe. If the parents are willing to sell their souls for fame, and exploit a baby to do it, the law needs to intervene. I am so scared for Desmond’s present and future. He deserves a stable and loving home, an education, adequate food, and medical care—none of which he is currently receiving.
Please pray that the proper authorities will get involved and fix the situation. Desmond is NOT a throw-away child. He is a human being, created by God, who needs help before something truly awful happens.