Actor and former member of NSYNC Joey Fatone carried out the boy band’s 2000 hit music, “Bye Bye Bye” at a “drag brunch” in South Seaside this week.
Video of the impromptu efficiency shared by Miami LGBT bar The Palace confirmed Fatone dancing alongside drag performer Tiffany Fantasia.
Together with the video, the self-titled “World Well-known Drag Bar” wrote: WHAT A WEEKEND ITS BEEN ALREADY!! We had the glory of being visited by @nsyncs personal @realjoeyfatone who joined us and sang certainly one of their greatest hits with our queens for our guests #OnlyAtPalace You by no means know who’s going to attend our exhibits!”
Along with singing, Fatone is seen within the video performing a lot of the unique choreography from the “Bye Bye Bye” video, which memorably featured the band members as marionettes earlier than their strings are lower free.
Fatone told followers on social media he was on the town for a good friend’s bachelor get together.
Following his chart-topping time as a member of NSYNC, Fatone went on to get pleasure from some success as an actor, touchdown roles in such movies as “My Huge Fats Greek Marriage ceremony.” He most lately appeared within the Pure Flix movie “Church People,” a faith-based comedy starring Stephen Baldwin and Christian comic Thor Ramsey.
In 2007, Fatone got here in second place on the ABC actuality present “Dancing with the Stars.”
Fatone’s South Seaside look was not the singer’s first public present of assist for the LGBT neighborhood.
In June 2021, he joined former bandmate Lance Bass and fellow boy band members Nick Carter and A.J. McLean from Backstreet Boys to host a charity occasion in Los Angeles in honor of what LGBT advocacy teams name delight month, also referred to as June.
“It is a type of issues the place all delight is actually close to and expensive to our hearts,” Fatone told ET. “All of us reside within the leisure neighborhood the place there may be numerous [LGBT people] and we embrace that.”
Fatone’s look comes as extra conservative states like Florida and Texas have launched investigations into drag bars the place minors — together with babies — are allowed to attend.
Final month, Florida regulators threatened to revoke licenses of venues internet hosting a Christmas-themed drag present alleged to contain simulated sexual exercise and the “sexualization of youngsters’s tales” in the event that they allowed minors to attend the occasions.
The Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation (DBPR) sent letters to venue operators on the James L. Knight Heart in Miami and the Plaza Reside in Orlando, warning that officers will take “any and all actions accessible” if minors are allowed to attend “A Drag Queen Christmas” occasions.
“Drag Queen Christmas,” which wrapped a national tour in 36 cities throughout greater than a dozen states in December, was hosted by performers Nina West (featured on TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) and “Trinity The Tuck,” whose stage moniker refers back to the follow utilized by males to hide their genitals.
Earlier this summer time, the state of Texas opened an investigation right into a Dallas bar that held a drag present for kids earlier this summer time.
In a statement launched in August, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recognized himself as certainly one of many Texas mother and father who discovered themselves “disturbed by the latest pictures displaying youngsters taking part in a drag present within the Dallas space, together with one of a kid inserting cash in a performer’s undergarment.”
The drag show in query, which was dubbed as a “family-friendly delight expertise” referred to as “Drag the Children to Delight,” came about at Mr. Misster bar in Dallas on June 4.
“I do know it is a regarding challenge for a lot of Texans, and the photographs circulating are definitely inconsistent with our Texas values,” he added. “Although my workplace doesn’t sometimes touch upon ongoing investigations, the latest public dialogue surrounding this particular entity calls for a response.”
Hegar assured involved Texans that his workplace “had already begun the method of investigating this particular occasion, in addition to working to find out if the institution is responsible for the Sexually Oriented Enterprise Payment (SOBF) beneath Chapter 102 of the Enterprise Code.”
Hegar’s announcement got here at some point after Republican state Rep. Bryan Slaton referred to as on Hegar to deal with Mr. Misster as a “sexually-oriented enterprise.” As Slaton defined, “Sexually-oriented companies are required to pay $5 per attendee current and so they should additionally forestall youngsters and intercourse offenders from attending or taking part.”
Ian M. Giatti is a reporter for The Christian Submit. He could be reached at: email@example.com.
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