Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider strongly opposed the proposal to outlaw drag shows.
CNN confirmed that Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation restricting public drag shows. As a result, the state was the first to put the law into effect this year.
As other states prepare to follow suit, Snider issued a strong warning to express his displeasure with the proposal.
On Monday, the rocker posted several tweets in response to a Montana bill that would prohibit minors from attending drag shows. It also intends to limit such shows in general.
In the retweeted post about the drag ban, he wrote:
“You know I haven’t worn the Twisted Sister Makeup in many years…but now I’m tempted to put it back on!”
According to reports, the drag ban forbids “obscene performances of male or female performers” who choose to portray feminine personas through extravagant and glamorous makeup and costumes.
Snider also stated in another tweet that the “bullying minority” is getting away with murder. The rocker took his time, reminding everyone to start resisting the ban.
Whether Dee Snider will wear his makeup in the band’s upcoming shows is unclear. Twisted Sister reunited on Jan. 26 at the Metal Hall of Fame for the first time since calling it quits in 2016.
Snider’s tweets were in response to the recent event involving the signing of the Tennessee law. The Senate previously passed legislation restricting “adult cabaret performances” on public property to keep children away from them.
The law punishes violators with a misdemeanor. Repeat offenders will reportedly face felony charges.
It will go into effect on July 1.
Republican state Sen. Jack Johnson clarified to CNN that the bill does not target drag performers or transgender people. Instead, it only prohibits public drag shows due to the possibility of “sexually explicit performances.”
During the proposal, an unidentified Reddit user shared a photo of the governor dressed in women’s clothing and a wig from an alleged 1977 high school yearbook. The photo’s authenticity has yet to be confirmed, but the governor dodged the question, telling CNN affiliate WZTV that it was a ridiculous question.