Tuesday, 21 May 2024

EXCLUSIVE: 'He's an artist!': Drag baby performer's father defends son

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He’s an artist!’: Drag baby performer’s father defends son as a ‘professional’ who has done nothing after he cavorted in spike-heeled thigh-high boots for bondage routine in front of babies and parents

  •  Ben Loader dressed in bondage gear while dangling from the ceiling
  •  His father Steve said his son is a ‘circus artist’ and he is ‘really proud of him’

The father of a drag baby performer, who starred at a highly-criticised sensory show, defended his child as he claimed he is a professional and did nothing wrong. 

Ben Loader dressed in bondage gear while he performed acrobatic sequences from straps dangling from the ceiling as babies and their parents watched at the Caba Baba Rave event. 

Ben, who studied at the National Centre for Circus Arts, specialising in aerial rope, dressed in black thigh-high spiked boots and black skin-tight shorts for the event.

His father, Steve Loader from Cornwall, explained that his son is a ‘circus artist’ and he is ‘really proud of him’. 

He said: ‘He’s a circus artist – some of his act is risque and some is totally normal.

Ben Loader dressed in bondage gear as he swung from the ceiling during his Caba Baba Rave performance

The father of a drag baby performer, Steve Loader, defended his child as he claimed he is a professional and did nothing wrong

‘I don’t think the criticism he’s received is fair, he’s an artist.

‘I’d imagine these people in the pictures took their babies there. Surely it’s up to the parents what they do, isn’t it?

‘Ben is the most beautiful person in the world, he’s talented and just a fantastic guy.

‘I don’t think this controversy will stop him. He went to the London School of Circus Arts.

‘I’m really proud of him, we’ve always supported everything he does.’

Caba Baba Rave, which has cancelled their Waterloo, London show scheduled on March, 11, also featured half-naked drag, burlesque and ‘BDSM’ acts with ‘filthy’ names. 

Caba Baba Rave’s next stop was in Waterloo on March 11 – but this has now been cancelled

Women and babies interact with a drag performer at an event that promises ‘captivating baby sensory moments’ 

The Flair Ground show received backlash from parents and celebrities who were angry at the ‘highly sexualised’ event. 

Critics including Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington were accused of transphobia when they called it morally wrong and ‘not for babies’. 

Clips and promo shots for Caba Baba Rave showed one cross-dressing performer, who has a drag name that is a pun on anal sex, doing a handstand on a chair in a leopard-print thong and gloves.

Another performer, who has a similarly rude name, is seen in a bondage-style outfit performing acrobatics from a swing suspended from the ceiling. One picture showed a topless woman with rainbow hearts on her nipples and wearing only a red thong holding a toddler in the air.

The show was organised by two mothers Gemma Daubney, 38, and Liz West, 37 who described themselves as ex-performers. 

The show, which charged parents £23.50 a ticket, branded itself as a ‘little slice of afternoon delight’ which intersperses cabaret with ‘captivating baby sensory moments’ before ‘ending in a rave’. 

The latest controversy comes after months of protests over events such as Drag Queen Story Time, which sees drag queens sit and read stories to children.  

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