Conservative Alabama Town In Uproar Over Gay Male Dancers In Christmas Parade [Video]

Rucuss staffDecember 27, 2013

A drag queen dance group caused an uproar during a Christmas parade in a small Alabama town over the holidays.

The Prancing Elites, which is an all male gay dance team from Mobile, Alabama, performed at the Semmes Christmas Day parade, sparking controversy reports.

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The Elites, which consists of Captain Kentrell Collins, 26, Adrian Clemons, 23, Jerel Maddox, 23,Kareem Davis, 22, and Timothy Smith, 22, wore red and white Santa sweaters, white shorts and make-up. The group was invited to perform by Karen McDuffie. She sits on the board of directors of the Friends of Semmes, the creators of the event.

But McDuffie claims she had no idea that the group would perform such “vulgar” and inappropriate dances.

“I had no idea that they would be dressed the way they were and that they would think it’s appropriate for a community Christmas parade,” McDuffie told the media. “Their costumes and the style of dancing were inappropriate.”


Apparently McDuffie failed to do her research of the Elites or she’s lying, because they became an Internet sensation in June after one of their videos went viral.

Shaquille O’Neal, who saw a video of them dancing on YouTube, posted it on his social media page and the video went viral in two days. In July, they appeared on ”The Real,” a daytime talk show and were also on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The Elites auditioned for America’s Got Talent in November.

All of the Elites’ performances are of the same style of dance. Its called J-Setting, a hip-hop-style dance characterized by cheerleading-style sharp movements that originated at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.

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