Miz Cracker, who has been a contestant on two seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, has put out a call to “kick down traditional family values” during the Christmas season.
Cracker, the stage name for drag queen Maxwell Eiias Heller, is the lead on Who's Holiday!, a new show that transforms the famous Dr. Seuss character Cindy Lou Who into a “hard-drinking, pill-popping, very experienced woman” who is averse to family Christmas celebrations.
The mood of the anti-Christmas stage show, which is being staged in London, U.K., between December and January, echoes what the radical drag queen feels.
“To say that Christmas is about traditional values or values of any kind anymore is pretty ridiculous,” Heller told PinkNews. “Christ is nowhere featured in this. In America, if you look at the way people knock down the doors of shopping centers, I think you can tell that we have separated Christmas from Christ.”
In addition to that social comment, Miz Cracker is also not above pushing Christ out of Christmas, especially when it comes to festive gatherings. The performer believes that Christmas parties are a chance to debate issues regarding the LGBTQ agenda.
“I think any opportunity that we have to kick down traditional family values is welcomed,” he said. “The way of thinking about family is old and tired and we need to reinvent it,” Cracker continued.
“I think that Who’s Holiday! does that. It makes fun of family and I think it talks about chosen family and talks about the friends that really matter and what it means to have them in your life. So yeah, fuck family,” he also stated.
Cracker told the gay-focused website that he's “worried” about the U.S. due to the possibility of a comeback from Donald Trump as well as the numerous laws that will stop transgender athletes from taking away women's accomplishments in sports.
“I think [it] would be terrifying. Not just because he would be president, which is one thing, but because it would show that there is support for hatred and phobia in our country,” he added.
Cracker was also insistent that the time for applying “logic” to the issues has come to an end. Now is the time to engage in utter confrontation, not debate.
“What matters is not figuring out why it happened, but making sure that it gets crushed… because we’re talking about the lives of trans youth being crushed or not acknowledged by some of this legislation,” the performer contested.
“We’re talking about, on the smallest level and on the national level, real persecution. So it doesn’t matter where it came from, it just has to be stopped,” he concluded, adding, “We can make it irrelevant that he’s running if we show up and vote. We have in the past, I know we can do it again.”