Rep. Lauren Boebert may not like being mentioned alongside her unhinged colleague, Marjorie Taylor Greene, but the Colorado Republican appears to have no trouble making a fool of herself all on her own.
Boebert took to social media to parrot the Right’s favorite, newly-revived talking point — that LGBTQ people are “groomers.” Re-tweeting a trailer for the upcoming Discovery+ reality series Generation Drag posted by the conservative Libs of TikTok account, Boebert wrote, “Siri, define grooming.”
Generation Drag is produced by Tyra Banks and follows five teenagers and their families as they prepare for the biggest drag performances of their lives at Dragutante, a drag ball for queer teens in Colorado. The series offers an intimate look at the aspiring young performers as they navigate their true identities and embrace their inner drag divas.
In other words, the only grooming it might feature is the painstaking process of getting glitter out of a wig.
“I have such admiration and respect for these teens,” Banks said in a press release. “They are bravely navigating coming into their own in a world that can be very challenging and not always accepting. What is so beautiful is seeing their parents and siblings supporting them.”
Boebert likely thought she was being clever by implying the trailer presents a definition of grooming, but all she proved is she’s the one who needs help defining the term.
Commenters were more than happy to assist, with more than a few bringing up that time her husband was arrested for exposing himself to a minor in a bowling alley:
That is not grooming. Grooming is when an adult man exposes himself to a teenage girl, convinces her that is normal behavior, and then she marries him.
— Francisco Vives (T.A.F.K.A. Paco Luís ♏ontaña)⚛ (@Franks2ndlife) April 29, 2022
How’s this pic.twitter.com/ZDcmZ6QxgJ
— Chris Voet (@voety) April 29, 2022
— Pru Baker (@pb098765) April 29, 2022
Siri answered. pic.twitter.com/raTzsjjD97
— JAS16UT✡️ (@JAS16AZ) April 29, 2022
This is what Siri defines grooming as.
The second definition sounds more like something Jayson might be into. pic.twitter.com/bLA0VgAqIG
— Jenny (@hormigita81) April 29, 2022
When I asked Siri, this pic popped up pic.twitter.com/ZNvOcevzGD
— Candice🍾🌚🌜🍾🌛🌝 (@champagne_witch) April 29, 2022
— (((Space Laser Jebus))) (@the_real_Lord) April 29, 2022
Here’s the definition of grooming. https://t.co/PrS5E0FWWM
— The Vidiot (@vidiot_the) April 29, 2022
Here ya go:https://t.co/eBLaLjihaN
— Some Bastard On The Internet (@OnBastard) April 29, 2022