Drag queen Courtney Act fires back at critics after Play School 'grooming' scandal and compares the appearance to her Masked Singer cameo

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By Jimmy Briggs For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 22:48 EDT, 2 November 2023 | Updated: 22:48 EDT, 2 November 2023

Drag icon Courtney Act has fired backmost astatine critics who accused her of 'grooming' children while reference books connected Play School past year.

The performer, 41, appeared connected this week's TV Reload podcast and said she recovered nan haters to beryllium hypocritical erstwhile it came to criticising her characteristic performances.

'People wouldn't deliberation doubly astir my Cowgirl characteristic reference a storybook to kids. It's for illustration Disneyland, a characteristic costume,' she began, referring to her costume connected The Masked Singer.

'We're truthful acquainted pinch group dressed up arsenic elephantine cows aliases mice entertaining children.

'But nan thought of nan personification wrong that suit, maine arsenic Courtney dressed up successful resistance reference a storybook to kids is this strangely shocking proposition.'

She added that what was nosy astir her caller quality arsenic Cowgirl connected nan reality TV deed was that she sewage to entertain group without immoderate preconceptions.

'It was benignant of nosy being connected TV arsenic Cowgirl, entertaining group without them knowing my identity.'

Last November, nan ABC was accused of 'grooming' children by airing a Play School typical section wherever Courtney successful resistance publication a children's book astir a woman wearing pants.

Drag icon Courtney Act (pictured) has issued a scathing tirade against nan closed-minded group who accused her of 'grooming' children erstwhile reference books connected Play School past year

The performer, 41, appeared connected this week's TV Reload podcast and said she recovered nan haters to beryllium hypocritical erstwhile it came to criticising her performances

Liberal legislator Alex Antic made nan declare during Senate Estimates, prompting a furious statement pinch Greens legislator Sarah Hanson-Young.

The South Australian leader asked ABC managing head David Anderson why well-known resistance queen Courtney Act publication nan book connected nan children's program.

'The programme was rated G and has been heavy promoted connected TV and connected nan app,' he began. 

She added that what was nosy astir her caller quality arsenic Cowgirl connected The Masked Singer Australia was that she sewage to entertain group without immoderate preconceptions 

'Why is nan ABC grooming children pinch this benignant of big content?' 

However, some nan ABC and Courtney person rejected nan declare she was 'grooming' and insist her quality connected nan show was conscionable wholesome fun.

Courtney is nan resistance persona of Shane Jenek who first roseate to fame connected Australian Idol successful 2003. 

Courtney is nan resistance persona of Shane Jenek who first roseate to fame connected Australian Idol successful 2003


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