A California mayor has landed in hot water after going viral for getting spanked by a drag queen at a Democratic fundraiser, sparking a war of words over whether or not it was in front of kids.
Burbank Mayor Konstantine Anthony was filmed bending over a table and laughing while being struck with a paddle wielded by the drag performer Foxxy Roxywood at the Santa Clarita Valley Democrats’ Drag Queen Bingo event Saturday.
The footage has been viewed more than 7.6 million times as of Tuesday after being tweeted by Libs of TikTok, which claimed that the mayor “received a spanking from a drag queen in front of children.”
Anthony, a newlywed dad whose online bio starts with his pronouns and the fact he is autistic, quickly hit back, sparking a war of words with the popular social media page.
“Actually, there weren’t any children at this private 21+ event,” Anthony clapped back on X, the new name for Twitter. “But of course lying is totally on brand for you.”
A poster promoting the fundraiser for Democratic California state senate hopeful Kipp Mueller stated that the drag queen bingo was for attendees 15 years old and up, but that it was “not suitable for children.”
“So why does the advertisement say 15+?” Libs of TikTok asked.
The liberal mayor replied firmly: “Regardless of advertising, there were no children at the event. But you weren’t there, so you wouldn’t know. Easier to speculate and lie, right?”
Undaunted by Anthony’s denials, Libs of TikTok produced a photo that it claimed depicted a child who joined the drag queen event.
“You lied,” the conservative X account raged. “Also here’s a photo of a kid who joined the event! Posted on the event organizer’s account!”
But the mayor insisted that the youngster in question was from a “completely different event 11 hours earlier.”
“Care to admit you were wrong yet?” Anthony pressed.
The mayor later also told Fox News Digital that “It has been confirmed that there were no attendees under the age of 21” at the fundraiser.
Anthony was an improv comedian and actor for 20 years before going into local politics and winning a seat on the Burbank City Council in 2020. He was elected mayor two years later.
He is currently running for Los Angeles County supervisor.
In late July, Anthony tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, actress Margo Rowder. The couple have a young son.