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11/29/2013 11:07 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Kinky Boots' Performance At Macy's Day Parade Provokes Outrage

One part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wasn't agreeable to America's social conservatives.

That would be the performance by the cast of "Kinky Boots," an award-winning Broadway musical about a straight-laced shoe factory owner's partnership with a drag queen who helps him turn his business around.

Although the show's message is of acceptance and tolerance and the performance was relatively tame (honestly, it was way too cold to show very much skin!), right wingers across America took to social networks to voice their outrage at NBC for broadcasting it.

As far as we're concerned, we can think of few people more concerned with building family than drag queens and we're thankful for all the joy they bring us all year round.

(h/t Back2Stonewall)

Correction: An earlier version of this story included tweets from Twitter users known as @Gen_Ironicus, @MissJenniPants, @jonbecker, @61jester and @jdplaysbass. We have been informed that the users' tweets were apparently not meant to be taken as derogatory, were meant ironically, were sarcastic, and/or only took offense to the word "kinky," and/or were only troubled by the "overt sexuality" and we have therefore removed them from the story.

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