George Santos, a prominent politician, is in the spotlight after a resurfaced photo of him dressed in drag has been posted online by a local performer. The photo, taken at a festival several years ago, shows Santos wearing a wig and a dress.
Santos has admitted that he was dressed in drag in the photo, but denies being a drag queen. He said in a statement that he was “young and had fun at a festival.”
The politician’s response has sparked a debate among the public, with some praising his willingness to accept responsibility for his actions, while others criticized his denial of being a drag queen.
In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, it was argued that Santos’s denial was a “real drag” as it perpetuates the notion that dressing in drag is something to be ashamed of.
Fox News reported that Santos admitted to dressing up as a woman for “fun,” but denied being a drag queen.
The story has been widely covered by news outlets, with CNN and Business Insider both reporting on Santos’s response to the resurfaced photo.
It remains to be seen what impact this story will have on Santos’s political career.