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A luxury Miami hotel may be stripped of its liquor license Tuesday after putting on a “sexually explicit” Christmas drag performance with children in the audience, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced.
The Sunshine State’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation had warned the Hyatt Regency Miami against letting children under the age of 16 attend the Dec. 27 “Drag Queen Christmas Show” at its James L. Knight Center, according to a formal complaint shared with The Post.
But the venue went ahead with the performance anyway, letting minors attend if accompanied by an adult.
“Therefore, the Department is revoking the venue’s license for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement.
“Sexually explicit content is not appropriate to display to children and doing so violates Florida law.”
“A Drag Queen Christmas” was promoted as an “all ages” show. After intense backlash, the promoters “recommended” that only people 18 and up attend.
The hotel claims it was not to blame for allowing children into the vulgar show.
Amir Blattner, the Hyatt Regency Miami’s general manager, told The Post that the hotel was only in charge of the venue’s food and beverage concessions despite being attached to the luxury hotel.
“The James L. Knight Center, including programming and ticketing, is managed by third-party operators,” Blattner said.
The Hyatt Regency Miami was warned not to let children into the “A Drag Queen Christmas” show.
“We are reviewing this complaint and will address the situation directly with the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation as part of the administrative review process.”... (Read more)