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    Base Air Show Featuring Scantily Clad Models Raises Questions About Justification for Drag Show Ban

    Base Air Show Featuring Scantily Clad Models Raises Questions About Justification for Drag Show Ban

    At Joint Lewis-McChord's show just outside of Tacoma, , this past weekend, onlookers and families saw tactical jets, high-performance sports cars and risqué models dancing on stage in skintight red,white and blue bikinis, part of what organizers described as a “way to thank the Puget Sound community.”

    Instagram was flooded with pictures and videos of the models alongside sports cars, on the runway posing in front of cargo planes and in front of hot rods parked inside a hangar. Two dancers were also featured wearing revealing flight suits while dancing on stage. It was all featured in the Air Force's air show event at the base, which was open to the public, with the dancers representing an entertainment company called Hot Import Nights.

    In the midst of ongoing controversy over a Pentagon decision to limit drag shows on bases after some critics complained of alleged adult content, the models and the racy musical performances over the weekend raised questions from LGBTQ+ advocates about what criteria Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is using to stop some performances associated with the gay community while allowing other provocative acts.

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