Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan appeared to defy Florida’s new “anti-drag” laws when he showed up to Tool’s Welcome to Rockville concert in Daytona Beach on Sunday (May 21) wearing prosthetic breasts and over-the-top lipstick. With performed as a woman. Florida, Florida, results reported.
Earlier this month, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs into law bills banning gender-affirming care for minors; ban drag shows; The Associated Press reported that they limit discussion of personal pronouns in schools and force people to use certain bathrooms. Similar bills are making their way through other GOP-led state legislatures.
As the results show, since Welcome to Rockville was a festival for the ages, the singer was technically breaking the new law.
Us drag show ban
In February, Tennessee became the first US state to enact such a law. US Senate Bill 3, also known as the Tennessee drag ban, severely restricts public “adult cabaret performances” in the state.
Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider told Yahoo! In her ensemble’s classic look, which includes makeup:
“We’ll fall under that heading, the new norm, if they pass these rules: men with lipstick, nail polish and makeup.”
Of course, Keenan isn’t the first woman to protest this new anti-drag law. Last month Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, husband and wife; Dances to Taylor Swift’s “Karma” in his living room while reading “Drag is an Art and Drag is a Right” on an image of a transvestite protesting against Tennessee anti-drag legislation.