A since-deleted TikTok video from a Pennsylvania pride event featured children pole dancing.
The Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania is offering pole dancing lessons for children according to a video posted on Twitter. In the video a shirtless man in a rainbow skirt is instructing a child on how to pole dance with the caption, “Central PA Pride had a pole set up with an amazing instructor to assist. My kiddo is a natural!”
The video was deleted from TikTok but remains on the Twitter account LibsofTikTok. Hairdresser Mikee Bentz is the pole dance instructor in the video.
“I am proud to offer Harrisburg/Central Pennsylvania an avenue for fitness, creativity, artistry and expression in businesses that are not only operated at the highest level of ethical behavior, but that also take into account inclusivity and a deep appreciation for protecting the environment,” Bentz said to Fox News.
A pride event in PA featured a stripper pole where they taught kids how to pole dance pic.twitter.com/IRBE07lp3q
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 4, 2022
A spokesperson from the event defended the action of Bentz.
“The Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania stands behind the actions of Mr. Bentz whose Metro Enterprises provided nothing more than a vehicle of fun and exercise at last weekend’s Pride Festival,” the spokesperson told Fox News.