The library in Multicultural Malmö receives death threats over Drag Queen Stories

A library in the multicultural city of Malmö, Sweden, claims to have received death threats after a timed performance by a pair of drag queens took place last month.

An unnamed municipal library employee received the alleged death threat following a history-making drag queen performance by drag queens ‘Lady Busty’ and ‘Miss Shameless’ late last month.

“Death threats are extremely rare. In principle, this never happens,” city librarian and head of libraries in Malmö, Torbjörn Nilsson, told SVT television.

“We’ve had it for six or seven years and it’s extremely popular,” Nilsson claimed of the drag queen events.

Nilsson said the unnamed employee received the death threat over the phone, but other library staff members have also received threats in calls and emails after the drag queen’s performance.

“I see this as an attack on free speech and democracy,” Nilsson said, adding that the library may consider bringing in security guards for future drag queen performances – as they did during the October performance.

Both “Lady Busty” and “Miss Shameless” have performed in Malmö for years, with a 2018 report stating that the pair began performing in front of children in February of that year.

In 2019, it was revealed that the Swedish Heritage Fund, which manages the wealth of deceased Swedes without heirs, would use the dead Swedes’ money to finance various drag queen shows by a group that performed for immigrant children in the same year.

Drag queen performances in libraries and other venues have sparked backlash and criticism in many countries, with parents in the UK shutting down an event in July this year, accusing the performers of trying to “groom” young children.

“You probably teach kids that there are 100 genders, there are only two genders, no man can be a woman. We are here to protect the children,” said one of the mothers during the incident.

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