Here’s a case of the pot calling the kettle a demon goblin.
On a recent episode of his InfoWars radio show, radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took aim at drag queen Xochi Mochi, whose recent appearance at a Long Island library, part of a growing Drag Queen Story Hour trend, lit conservative news ablaze.
Sites like The Blaze commented her “demon horns” while others took umbrage with the fact that she read at a library named after Michelle Obama. Mochi posted about the reading on her social media.
I got to read to the children today and it was one of the best experiences I’ve been given as a drag queen. It’s so important to have representation and normalize all the letters in LGBTQIA+ in everyday lives. I saw so many excited faces it filled my heart with so much joy and hope to come back again soon! Thanks again to everybody who made this opportunity a reality and make such a successful LGBT event #🏳️🌈 #Repost @lbcitylibrary ・・・ Thank you to all who joined us today for a special Drag Queen Storytime with @xochi_mochi, celebrating #LGBTQHistoryMonth! 📚❤️💛💚💙💜
Word eventually got to Jones, who loves nothing more than pouring kerosene on a conspiracy theory. (He believes 9/11 was an inside job and that the Sandy Hook shooting was a government hoax.)
During the segment, Jones calls the reading a “societal wrecking ball” and claims that Xochi’s presence is somehow degrading to all biological life.
“Imagine if someone in a demon outfit showed up next to a baby giraffe and said, ‘Hi, I’m a demon! Be inclusive, don’t be mean to me!” Jones said with total seriousness and not an ounce of self-awareness.
While Jones accused the drag queen of being a “demon goblin,” there’s a serious question here that needs to be answered. Has Alex Jones ever seen actual demon goblin Alex Jones? You know, the man who gets so angry on his program that he turns red, begins to molt and screams about chemical-tainted water that turns frogs gay?
So many false conspiracy theories swirled about the visit that Snopes had to cover the issue. In their write-up, they said that the rumors were mostly false: while Xochi did perform, the book was not demonic or sexually explicit.
It was Todd Parr’s, “It’s Okay To Be Different.” Get a load of that irony.
INTO reached out to Xochi Mochi for comment and will update the story if we hear back.