NHL goes all in on drag shows at hockey games
NHL goes all in on drag shows at hockey games

What have hockey games been missing all this time? 

Pre-game drag shows, according to the NHL.

Two recent Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks games began by having drag queens put on a performance for spectators in an effort to “celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.”

The Vancouver performance was a drag show “featuring Vancouver-based performers Mx.Bukuru, Carrie Oki Doki, Xanax and Jerrilynn Spears.”

Canadians took to social media to express their bewilderment about what drag shows have to do with the sport of hockey. 

Some noted how while they have no problem with drag shows, they did not pay to go to a hockey game to be entertained by one.

Others commented on how drag shows were a form of adult entertainment and not “family friendly” as sports events should be. 

The NHL has been reckoning with players who have refused to don pride-themed jerseys during pre-game warm ups. 

A number of players including most recently Florida Panthers players Eric and Marc Staal, San Jose Sharks goalie James Reimer and Buffalo Sabers’ Ilya Lyubushkin have cited their religious beliefs as the reason behind refusing to wear the jerseys.

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