Man twerks for children at Twin Cities Pride parade

Adults cheered and waved to the twerking man as children stood beside them. Gov. Tim Walz and two U.S. senators were in attendance.

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A man was spotted among underage children twerking in his underwear during Twin Cities Pride over the weekend.

Libs of TikTok shared a video on Twitter of a man dancing in a sexually provocative manner, thrusting his hips during the “family-friendly” event. Adults cheered and waved to the twerking man as children stood beside them.

Crowds lined Hennepin Avenue Sunday in downtown Minneapolis during the 50th anniversary celebration. Marchers followed a route that ended at the Pride Festival grounds in Loring Park.

According to the Star Tribune, the parade included a group of Democratic leaders who denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“They are coming for equality,” Gov. Tim Walz told the crowd. “They are coming for all of our rights. The good news is, there’s more of us … The antidote to what we saw on Friday is you. It is all of our responsibility to create a world where every single child is seen, heard, loved and valued. Minnesota is that place.”

The event also featured strippers and drag queens from two gay bars who performed for the kid-filled crowd.

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U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Rep. Angie Craig, Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins also attended. The Star Tribune says Jenkins warned the festival-goers that conservatives are trying to legislate the LGBTQ community “out of societal existence.”

According to the Star Tribune, about 100 anti-police protesters showed up at the parade chanting “no police at pride” and “no justice no peace.’

Alpha News reached out to Twin Cities Pride for comment but did not receive a response.


Pafoua Yang

Pafoua Yang is a reporter for Alpha News. She has worked as an on-air reporter for stations across the Twin Cities.