Worse than Drag Queen Hour . Child Porn Art Classes For Young People at YMCA in California
Thank you to the Federalist for breaking this expose. The YMCA of Burbank, California recently sponsors a art class directed at young people taught by an artist who promotes explcitly pornographic paintings of Disney and other children's movie characters online for sale and posting on social media platforms.
"This artist is an expert at promoting a nightmare of a pro-pornography perversion of many childrens movies in art form and he is hailed as an authority on pop art by a community non-profit sponsoring youth in Burbank, California. Its an explicit corruption of movie characters that is legal for adults only but certainly questionable if it is being taught to young children at any public youth non-profit," said Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
Public Advocate is providing the link but this the warning in the article:
This article features explicit material unsuitable for all readers.
SCOOP: California YMCA Hosts Pornographer To Teach Children Art, Holds 'Youth Only' Events
On July 20th, the Burbank, California YMCA's Social Impact Center, which also hosts "youth only" events, hosted an all-ages event called "Pop Art," where Blake Rodriguez, whose work features pornographic depictions of characters from popular children's shows, delivered a "painting workshop."
The Social Impact Center, which touts itself as "Burbank's first and only LGBTQIA+ Resource Center, posted an advertisement for the event and directly tagged Rodriguez's art account @blakerodart, which prominently displays a number of deeply disturbing images, including a painting titled "Disney Orgy" that features various Disney characters engaged in group sex.
One piece of Rodriguez's work depicted characters from the children's show "Teletubbies" viewing pixelated pornography. Another painting featured a young boy holding a condom and the words "Fuck Boy" above him.
All of these disturbing images, as well as many more that also depict nude characters from children's shows, some of them engaging in sexual acts, were posted before the Social Impact Center tagged his art account and organized this event, indicating the YMCA was completely aware of the type of "art" Rodriguez specializes in before deciding to host him for an event with children.
In fact, an article from the local newspaper My Burbank even noted that Rodriguez's artwork "adorned the center's newly decorated walls."
Public Advocate has discovered that the artist has been a regular "pop art" presenter at the art center per web archives and the YMCA continues to promote at least a third appearance later this month, on August 24.