Pre-teen “Drag Kids” highlight just how fast our culture has crumbled

By Jonathon Van Maren

One of the signs that the LGBT movement has successfully moved the Overton Window to an almost unimaginable extent is the phenomenon of “Drag Kids,” which features children in heavily sexualized performances in heavily sexualized settings, dressed in drag, dancing provocatively. Some performances have included adult men throwing dollar bills at a 11-year-old boy as he danced—and this young boy first appeared in a drag music video when he was six-years-old.

Despite limited backlash, the growing trend of taking children to Pride and the non-stop smut provided by Netflix, TV, and Hollywood seem to have inured much of the adult population to behavior that would otherwise have been considered unacceptable without questions. Here, for example, is how the Canadian Press covered the “theatrical world of pre-teen drag queens”:

TORONTO — The dance music is thumping, the audience is giddy and 10-year-old drag artist Queen Lactatia is sashaying up and down a makeshift catwalk in a shimmering metallic dress. The enthusiastic crowd hoots in approval as the diminutive style phenom weaves between tables at the all-ages brunch event, where the Montreal grade-schooler is followed by three more big-haired pre-teen performers, each in varying degrees of glitter, eyelash extensions and rainbow-hued attire.

The crowd falls silent for a rousing rendition of Lady Gaga’s hit “Shallow” by nine-year-old Laddy Gaga, who belts out the ballad with all the pained inflections of the original.

“I kind of feel like no one was prepared for that!” the show’s drag host, Miss Fluffy Souffle, decked out in a lilac wig and pink tutu.

“Were you like, ‘Oh, this is going to be cute.’ Yeah. And then all of our hearts literally exploded,” the seasoned Toronto performer declares as Laddy, a.k.a. Stephan Hirst of Spain, wobbles off in chunky heels.

Welcome to the world of drag kids, a burgeoning scene of wig-loving, sequin-covered, pint-sized showboats with all the gender-pushing attitude and sass of their adult counterparts. The over-the-top foursome who recently took over a bookstore/restaurant in Toronto’s gay village are the stars of the Canadian documentary film, “Drag Kids,” making its debut at the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

The film’s director, Megan Wennberg, says drag culture has become increasingly mainstream thanks to the reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and YouTube videos that are exposing the culture well beyond adult-only bars and balls. She says it’s drawing kids who love to dress up and lip sync, and enjoy “being fabulous.” But it also taps into a deeper drive for some to define themselves in unconventional ways, even if it might be controversial.

“It’s an incredible outlet for self-expression, it’s really artistic, it’s really creative, it lets them explore different parts of themselves,” explains Wennberg, whose film is expected to air on CBC-TV after it completes a festival run. “They’ve all spoken about getting confidence and feeling powerful and just feeling more out there and more open. And also they’re giving a message to others that it’s OK to be different.”

Criticism can be harsh, she adds, noting that each drag kid has faced bullies, most notably Queen Lactatia, a.k.a. Nemis Melancon-Golden. Arguably the most famous of the bunch, critics have seized on a photo making the rounds online in which Lactatia is seen alongside nearly naked drag star Violet Chachki, a former “Drag Race” winner.

Melancon-Golden and his mother Jessica Melancon dismiss critics’ charges that drag is sexualizing the youngster, and explain away the photo by saying Violet was wearing a pubic wig — called a merkin — for an appearance at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC in 2017.

“She was in costume; he was in costume. It was a two-minute interaction,” says Jessica Melancon, dismissing the notion that nudity is always connected to sex and sexuality…If drag is about pushing boundaries, that means it should also be a welcoming space for kids, adds Bracken Hanke of Vancouver.

The only girl in the group, Hanke says she loves exaggerating female stereotypes as a “hyper Queen” — a female who does drag.

“Drag is super-duper fluid and there’s a lot to it, so I think that it shouldn’t just be limited to a certain group of people,” says the 12-year-old, whose long pink tresses drape down the back of a sheer dress and white body suit. “Drag is an expression that should be for everyone. And also I like to surprise people.”

Keep in mind while that this column is not referring to adults. It is referring to children. Specifically, pre-teen children. And if you have any doubt that what they are doing to these kids is heavily sexualized, take a look at the trailer for the new documentary Drag Kids, which is causing much buzz on the film circuit. Viewer discretion is heavily advised:

This is obviously evil, and it is obviously exploitation. Every previous generation would have recognized it as such. In fact, a very short time ago the sensibilities of the vast majority of North Americans would have been outraged and offended by pre-teen children being employed as cross-dressing, sensual dancers in heavily-sexualized atmospheres.

But that was then, and this is now. Even if then was only a few years ago.

58 thoughts on “Pre-teen “Drag Kids” highlight just how fast our culture has crumbled

  1. Joshua says:

    This is SATANIC!! This is the DESTRUCTION of humanity!! I can’t believe the COWARD politicians are approving laws to destroy the very fabric of the future of humanity!
    Pedophiles paradise!
    Next stop: lower the age of consent to perhaps 7 so the pedophilia can not be punished in society anymore!

    • TruthJusticeCommonLaw says:

      That’s what Ruth Bader Ginsberg has advocated for most of her sorry life–that kind of age of consent. We are infested with satanic people. However, God is much stronger and we need to pray unceasingly.

    • Usunder53 says:

      I agree with you, I don’t blame the children it their pathetic family that is letting this happened. These parents are a disgrace to these children. Our government is using people in this way as puppets to their sick agendas.

      • Debi McKinney says:

        Our gov’t is trying harder and harder to get control,of schools, free time , etc…..and, especially FAMILY TIME! I believe that, by parent’s divorcing, or not marrying, it a very sad thing….that there is at least 50% of creating life when we share ourselves with another. Now, love is beautifutl, but that it comes with great responsibilities. and, if we are not each one of us is responsible for any child who results from our actions. Kids are the MOST vulnerable, innocent of all and they should not have to deal with adult difficulties but until ABSOLUTELY necessary. Great relationships between parents and child helps the child to develop a secure feeling. A less idea relationship brings doubt or confusion and anxiety. No matter our personal feelings in relationships, let us first think of those who will be affected and influenced by them.

    • Mary says:

      Just WRONG!
      Being different meant, being quiet, a book worm, a science geek, a nerd, etc.
      Not having kids pretending being the opposite of their born gender/Sex.
      Especially by Sexualizing these innocent children. Not innocent anymore!!

      You just look like a crazed mental fools.

      • Bertha says:

        Ok I get it if a child feels different as when they growing up, but they can be confused. Let them figure it out by them selves don’t just say ok you want to be a girl ok here some makeup, heels and a dress! Noooo! Let them be boys they can come out of the closet later. Just be there for them. Their are real sick people out there. I can’t believe that these children parents will be ok with throwing there kids to the wolves. It’s so sad and sick

    • Joseph O'Brien says:

      They aren’t approving laws, they are fucking writing them. The Dems and progressives in this country will do anything to tear down the family element. Destroy the family has been their mantra for 60 years. Destroy Christian values and family values and what do you have left? The government.

      • Carmen Gelpi says:

        I’m a Dem and totally do NOT approve of this… Just cause we’re Dems doesn’t mean we are not human or Christian… Get that right.

        • Ron Godwin says:

          With all due respect, and iean this truly as we have a few Dems in our church as well and maybe your comments and thoughts can help me and my family better talk to them and live on them without having that sigma, so to speak, between us. At least from our side as all we desire to do is love them but share truth of God’s Word as well.

          As a Christian Dem how do you reconcile the massive push to kill the unborn babies, now even after birth as they are left in a room to die alone? Knowing what the Bible tells us, tho shall not murder, and thinking because one doesn’t rip off the child’s legs, arms, and head means they are not guilty is like saying Charles Manson was likewise innocent because all he did was suggest his “family” go out there and kill. By voting for these killers one puts them in the position of making sure this damnable practice is alive and well. 67 MILLION unborn deaths since . That’s more than all the death from all the wars together.


          The Lord Jesus Christ told us if we LOOK at a woman and lust after her we’ve committed the same sin as adultery. How much more when we support ANY sexual activities outside of God’s created institution?

          Please help me understand how people see this from your side because my friend I can only see what Matthew 7:21-23 tells us. Which is many will come to the Lord claiming they know Him, but He tell they He has never known them. Off to hell with them forever and they thought they were saved but they weren’t.

          Thank you for your help.

        • Michael Walker says:

          Uh sorry but it does mean you wholeheartedly support it … You support the party pushing it you idiot … This isn’t Jimmy Carter and the 70/80s … Get a damn clue …

        • Snow Angel says:

          There are so many people who, like you, believe in the existence of true Christian Democrats, because Democrats are masters of deception. This is the party responsible for slavery, communism, and abortion, who committed these horrible acts wild tricking folks like you that slavery was God’s will, that’s communism and Hitler what Christian, and that abortion is not murder.

          all of this is because it is logically, spiritually, emotionally, and actually impossible to be a true Christian and a true liberal black hating, KKK loving baby murdering Democrat.

          The term Christian despite what they told you does not mean to Believe In Christ. If that was the case that would make Satan a Christian because he won’t leave is Christ exists.

          A Christian is someone who believes with all of their heart that God created the heavens and the Earth, and the spirit of God came to Earth in the form of Jesus, later died on the cross sacrifice his life to pay for our sins, and he was dead in a tomb for 3 days and then he rose from the dead, and then ascended to heaven and that he is the Father the son and the holy Spirit, and the Messiah. A Christian also accept Christ into his heart.

          because a Christian that believes in those and many more things, and he doesn’t believe in murder or stealing or causing anybody pain, that means that a true Christian cannot be a true Democrat.

          A person closing to be a Christian Democrat is either a true Christian but not fully and completely a committed Democrat, or the other way around, as in yeast a true Democrat but not a real true practicing Christian. and there’s the minority class of these people who are just simply the old style, Grass Roots, blue color, Democrat, most of whom do not exist anymore because liberalism has taken over.

          • Snow Angel says:

            Wow, apparently my phone’s been drinking because half of that didn’t even look like English. Oh well, I know what I meant so does God. Democrats cannot be true Christians or vice versa. Trying to be a Christian Democrat is like trying to be a Nazi Jew or a pro-choice fetus, it’s an oxymoron.

          • Sam says:

            Hmm … it seems that someone needs a bit of a history lesson.

            Yes, the Democrats originally supported slavery and won the South on that policy. However, the Democrats lost the South to the Republicans when the Democrats supported desegregation. The Republicans stayed more conservative and currently own the South.

            Interesting, isn’t it, that the Democrats, once they reformed and no longer supported slavery, lost the South, but kept the blame.

            And, for the record, you don’t get to decide who is Christian and who isn’t. You can decide who is your flavour of Christian, but anyone claiming the Christian label and believing in the Christian God as presented in the Bible is one type of Christian or another.

            Your failing is being unable to acknowledge that different people can have different viewpoints.

            Don’t forget, you are railing against Democrats for the party supporting slavery in the past, while forgetting that the Republicans picked up the South when Democrats moved to the right side of history. And the current Republican party has no issue with caging children and permanently separating somewhere from 7,500 to 15,000 children from their parents – and these people only came because America meddled in their countries in the past. Anyone interested in banana wars?

        • Brandin Hugley says:

          Being gay or a transexual it’s completely against all God based religion Christianity being number one it was Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve and you two guys or two women cannot reproduce baby it takes a male and female chromosome to create life yep just go right on ahead and jump on that bandwagon destroying everything that separated us from Spirit hacking Aborigines no morals no values completely uncivilized and not acceptable whatsoever I think that all of the parents of these children should be incarcerated and those children should be stripping their parents and put into homes I’ve never even heard of a better reason for DHS to take a child the children’s parents need to be thrown in prison and may they burn in hell

      • Abigail says:

        I agree. This is pure sickness and satanic. I realize now that the “right” paved the way to give the “left” authority to destroy basic human morals. Ive come across information over the years that both political parties are satanists working for the occultic secret society deity they believe to be God. It is represented by light AND dark and zionists work for this creature. Political parties are a lie to divide the people ultimately to create demise and a shatter in our human culture for the liar(satan) to take over. There has been deep roots of child sexualization in history and even through both political parties so i really feel like these politicians are working for the same beast. This is disgusting and we need to figure out a way to show people this is wrong without having the lies of the left making it a human rights issue.

    • Tunya says:

      I feel like the word ‘sexualized’ has been thrown in there a few hundred times to make this article about pedos. The video however does not show the kids moves being sexually provocative. I think people sometimes associate pedophilia with homosexuality and that is absurd and in no way should be classed as same same. Pedos are fucking sick psychopaths with something very wrong in the head.. homosexuals are simply attracted to the same sex.. NOT CHILDREN OF THE SAME SEX! Im sure these kids have parents who love them & are there by their side supporting their passions.

      • Jessica says:

        @Tunya: Are you blind? Or just in denial? “The video however does not show the kids moves being sexually provocative.” Ummmmmm I don’t know what video you were watching but this one sure in the hell DID have those kids moving in a sexually provocative manner. I’m going to guess that you are probably a homosexual person. No, not all homosexuals are pedophiles but the vast majority of them are. In fact, most of them were molested as children by an adult of the same sex. This is one of the reasons the suicide rate is highest among the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZACBDEAF community. Yes I added more letters. Might as well. Eventually you all will.

      • Abigail says:

        You are right that pedos and homosexuality should not be grouped into one. I do think these children are too young to be passionate about crossdressing as Im sure their parents taught them this. Children are so impressionable that this type of encouragement is actually dangerous for their self image by the time they are adults which isn’t truly until 25 when their brains are completely formed. The roots of drag or crossdressing is also very sexually exploitive as well

  2. Sandy says:

    This is pure evil child abuse. Satanic describes it perfectly. I don’t even know what else to say. Where is child welfare? God help us all.

  3. Angela Grace Gorton says:

    Jesus said what you do unto the least of my brethen, you do unto Me. Matthew 25:40.
    Mark 9:42.

    • Ruben says:

      Well written. I agree with the premise . The Sexual orientation revolt has robbed this generation of youth its innocents . It is not and never will be ok for a child to be in the atmosphere that surrounds the drag stage. For that matter any stage of sexual performance. I think the ship has sailed never to return. Social media has turned the world into sodom and Gomorrah .

      Then all the men of the city surrounded Lot’s house and said, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” (Genesis 19:5, NIV)

      By ancient custom, the visitors were under Lot’s protection. Lot was so infected by the wickedness of Sodom that he offered the homosexuals his two virgin daughters instead. Furious, the mob rushed up to break down the door.

      The angels struck the rioters blind. Leading Lot, his wife, and two daughters by the hand, the angels hurried them out of the city. The daughters’ fiancés would not listen and stayed behind.

      Lot and his family fled to a tiny village called Zoar. The Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah, destroying the buildings, the people, and all the vegetation in the plain.
      There is recently discovered evidence that two cities were burned in the area noted in the Bible in such a manner. The Bible also says that men will be sexual deviants, mockers of anything Godly, boastful ect and so it is. There is nothing to argue. These children will condemn their parents when the time to answer comes. You are either the children of darkness or light.

  4. Bev Taggart says:

    These children are just that. Children. Poor in spirit, thanks to their parents. They are desperate for guidance and love from parents and adults, not consent. Unless someone steps up, their lives have already been destroyed. Lots of heartache ahead. God has already judged this behavior and parenting. He offers forgiveness for those who repent, but they will still have to live with their bad choices unless they make a 180¤ and ask Him for help.

    • MB says:

      I find it no more disturbing then the dance contests my neices performed in. Those too have a dozen six year old and up in hyer sexualized costumes doing all kinds of rock video like bumping grinding etc. They danced to adult songs that relate to adult topics. At the competitions a few hsd age appropriate costunes for little girls but many were not appropriate at all. Also the tv shows about little girls in pagents wearing clinging dresses and over the top make up, fake nails, For me those are just as disturbing. Have you shopped for girls clothing lately. Skme chains only have tshirts with rude sayings, clothes thst are adult inspired , etc. Annd the bratz dolls that target slutty images to little girls. Is this upsetting because it is boys being sexualized or do you react the same to that crap? At my step daughters dance recital when she was seven… a parent volunteer was taking group pics and telling the little girls to pose “sexy” for the photo . When I brought this up as an issue, I was told I was over reacting. I did not think so. Objectifying children is gross whether it is boys in drag or girls in sexy dance costumes. Both are equally damsging as no child is ready for that kind of sexual attention whether a girl or boy. I agree these parents need to set limits but unfortunately North American and other societies are sexualizong kids and trafficking of choldren is increasing hugely. Fir me this drag child thing is a symptom of a larger issue. Lack of parents being adults and complaecancy over sexualizing boys and girls both.

      • Concerned says:

        So true! I have felt the same way about how they are having young girls dance and dress. No one talks about that! The first time I became aware of this was at a Cinco De Mayo performance at an elementary school many years ago where the young girls and boys were dancing very sexually and provocatively.

        • Debo says:

          You think that is bad – check out any high school dance. I call it “dry sex”. Theyre practically having sex, but with their clothes on. How frickin disgusting!

      • Irene Chaffee says:

        I agree it just the next step…once you open that door..That is why I wouldnt let my daughter enter those competitions

  5. Bob Enyart says:

    Thank you Jonathon Van Maren for understanding this child abuse for what it is. Jesus said that God made us male and female, and in the long war against God, we’ve reached this stage among homosexuals and gender benders where sexualizing children is acceptable and entertaining. – Pastor Bob Enyart, Denver Bible Church, Colorado USA

  6. Tonya says:

    It is sad that we are living in such an unrighteous world today. Parents are lost and are not raising their children up righteously. They are not protecting them from the ways of the world but offering them up to the world to devour them. This is Sodom & Gomorrah

  7. Bev says:

    Bloody disgusting, let kids be kids, their parents are likened to pedophiles to encourage young minds to think its ok to dress and dance provocatively they are being brainwashed by sick parents, I know some children may have problems when young, that they feel they are of the opposite gender so let them transition quietly and naturaly, dont throw them in the deep end, let them make their own minds up when they are much older and an adult if they want to be drag queens. .

    • Maria says:

      Yes, BEV. Well put. These children are not doing this by their own free will. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as ‘false eyelashes’ when I was a child. This goes WAAAAAAY beyond false lashes. Sick parents encouraging pedo bait. Children need to be children. Brainwashing babies. I am sick and scared at the same time

  8. Parrish Smith says:

    So you telling me this is not a sign of child abuse if we look on the internet all day long on breaking news you haven’t people locked up in jail four allegations of sexual assault to a children and child abuse now you telling me that this it’s not sexually I’m mentally or physically abusing a child. My kid can be a be in the tree and I’m still going to love them I’m not against gay lezim but to train a child to become gay is one thing and to exploit them on the Internet you might as well stop pressing charges against everybody in the world for child sex offenders cuz if this not sex offenders I don’t know what it is if this not child abuse I don’t know what it is if this not photographing pictures of a child I don’t know what it is this gay s*** is going too far when you manipulate children first of all you mentally abuse a child when two women are two mans is trying to raise a child that’s meant to abuse because the child don’t have a chance to think right from wrong or to know the difference in right & wrong

  9. Ivan says:

    Just as in the days of Noah where men’s thoughts were evil all the time so will be the second coming of Yeshua

  10. Bobby says:

    Let’s just sum it up this way. When a grown man is having sex with another man I assume sodomy is part of the ritual. Now you look at those men and just think, what was just a few minutes ago was up is nasty ass is now in his mouth. Keep this thought in your mind the next time your feeling a little kind and liberal toward their cause. And don’t forget their secret group NAMBLA, whose motto is, Sex by Eight or it’s Too late.

  11. TheWorldIsEvilButDragIsFab says:

    Y’all understand that it’s the same thing as little girls in beauty pageants, right? Only this is about so much more than just being objectified. Drag is a unique culture, full of suppression, pain, and strength. It’s not about being sexualized, or objectified, the way beauty pageants are. It’s about expressing another side of yourself. It’s a performance. They’re ACTING! It’s really quite a skilled things these kids are doing!

    And while y’all are getting worked about about something so banal, why not get worked up about child marriage which is still prevalent in the United States to this day?

  12. Meme H says:

    So sick. Bible says train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it. So these parents are training their little ones to be sex objects with the little ones not knowing what it is all about. Most children like to dress-up as different characters – but this is far removed from innocent play. God have mercy on them! Parents are totally to blame when their precious ones are abducted and sold as merchandise.

  13. Kari says:

    It’s EVIL what these filthy demonic “adults” are doing to these children….they are destroying them! I pray God strike fear of Hell fire into the hearts of these wicked people destroying these children!

  14. Ras C says:

    leaving all this comment , what will it do ??? all we are all doing is venting of the disgusting things that is going on and getting worst . But nothing is being done. look at all the movies on net flick they are 85% gare towards this kind of living and it is getting worst. look at the heads of gov. they all in the kids porn . if it dont end by people it will be by an act of NATURE

  15. Dr. C. R. says:

    Parents need to be arrested for child abuse and endangerment. The children need to be removed from the home and placed in mental illness therapy for gender dysphoria. The places sponsoring such events need to be closed and their proprietors arrested for child abuse and endangerment. Pedophilia is a crime.

  16. Mom pride says:

    As a mom of a child who acts like this, but not to this extent because I try to guide him elsewhere. Has told me since he was 3 that he was born with a penis by mistake – has never heard the word ‘Queen’ used in a drag sense, or even know what that is..but often says he is a Queenie with a Weenie, asks me not to call him my son and asks to grow his hair long and yet somehow it keeps getting shorter when I trim it, wants earrings like his sister, is sad when he can’t wear dresses to school because of our culture, and has quite a few mannerisms that is unlike anything we have in our lives – and he just acts like that without any influence, despite constant redirecting and even disapproval..I wonder really how happy he would be if I would show him that there are other kids out there like him and how relieved and validated he would be to find friends in a place where they finally understand him for who he is instead of feeling like he is the only one that nobody understands. Unfortunately, the sexualization is external and coming from adults, not the children, it is real and dangerous and sadly discouraging someone from being who they truly are because other people can’t control themselves. I do think the sexualization part is an issue and that is our society in general. Free expression is often misconstrued as sexualization, it’s in the eyes of the beholder. I don’t feel comfortable with the sexuality around it, but that’s my bag. I wish we could change the world and leaves me shaking my head at a world that still has yet to develop and not take advantage of others. I will continue to protect my special little spirit from those who would want to hurt him until he is old enough to better understand the implications of such decisions, but not because of him, because of our culture and also the squashing of spirit and soul which I see throughout these threads because it makes others feel uncomfortable.. my job is to make him strong enough so he can push aside and stand up to such scrutiny so he can fully live his life as the person he/she or whatever was born to be and allow the true spirit and soul to shine in a conscious, deliberate way, despite what anyone else thinks. I am thankful this movie has come out, it helps me to better understand what is happening with my child and how other parents have help their children live their dreams. Not that I will do the same and it’s a bit much for us right now, but my hope is that one day everyone could just focus on living their dreams and encourage others to as well.

    • jon perry says:

      It sounds like your child is being influenced by something. Spirits do that just think of 6th sense the movie. If I was you I would take measures against it. Have you child dedicated to the Lord and then start some spiritual warfare against thing thing. A good pastor will know what to do.

  17. C says:

    I am at a loss for words../ smash this is just sooo sad and my heart goes out to these children who don’t have a clue.. so many growing up living adult lives in children’s bodies and children’s minds. These parents today teach no morals or self respect , no self worth or Any thing today. The future generations are doomed.

  18. jon perry says:

    The kids have no idea that they are being manipulated. The parents are only doing this to virtue signal and to try and prove they are liberal and open minded, but they are pathetic morons and are allowing their kids to be exploited by the LGBT agenda. Those perverts have already told us that they intend to sodomize our children and introduce pederasty into society and these dumb assholes are enabling it in plain sight. A decent society would crush this before it ever gained momentum but our sick, dying society not only allows the slow encroachment of moral decay but celebrates it.

  19. Brian says:

    This is what happens when single mom raise the culture. Yeah another attack single chicks but let’s be honest here most if the bullshit always connects to the single mom house

  20. Chuck says:

    Messing with gender roles, misidentification of sex and making sexual objects of is a way to break down the psyche making these children more pliable for other uses in the future, think the Montauck Project.

  21. Patti says:

    These children are being exploited and pushed into things they have no way of discerning right or wrong about it. Those adults will have hell to pay. But were is our government and child protective services. It’s not okay for children of any sex to dress and dance provocatively for adults. Yes, I know girls have their dance troops that often fall under that category. It’s all abuse of innocent children.

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