Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick lifted drag ban in just 14 seconds on viral TikTok

Just like his character in Free. Kevin Bacon opposes prohibition through dance.

The “Mystic River” star posted a video on TikTok on Sunday in which he and his wife, an actor Kyra Sedgwickdance to Taylor Swift’s “Karma” in matching t-shirts.

At the end of the 14-second clip, they show off their shirts, which read “Drag is an art and drag is a right.”

T-shirts protesting the rising tide of US government bans on drag queens also feature an image of a dancer holding a fan with a mustache and goatee to her face.


Drag and drop bans are bad karma. Right now, drag and drop performers and the LGBTQIA+ community need our help. Click the link in my bio to buy #SixDegreesOfKB campaign to support the @aclu Drag Defense Fund in a nationwide effort to protect creative expression or gift. #DragIsARight

♬ Karma – Taylor Swift

“#DragBans is bad karma,” Bacon captioned the video. Twitter Sunday. “Right now, drag and drop performers and the LGBTQIA+ community need our help.”

Bacon added that T-shirts can be purchased through his non-profit organization. SixDegrees.comwhich supports American Civil Liberties Unionbrake fund of defense.

Bacon’s video quickly went viral, receiving 9.9 million views on Twitter and 2.3 million views on TikTok.

Republican lawmakers have introduced 469 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the US this year. according to legislation tracker from ACLU.

Tennessee became the first state limit drag and drop performances in public places in March. Law, signed Republican Gov. Bill Lee imposes a criminal sanction on “a person who participates in an adult cabaret performance on public property” where it can be watched by minors. On the same day, the state also banned any gender-affirming care for transgender youth.

At least 14 other states, including Arkansas, Kentucky, North Dakota and Texas, have submitted bills with similar language.

Bacon and Sedgwick aren’t the only celebrities calling for a cross-dressing ban. On the weekend, Lizzo invited drag performers to the stage during a concert in Knoxville in a powerful act of defiance against Tennessee prohibition. State law ever since temporarily blocked federal judge.

“In light of recent and tragic events and current events, people on the internet have told me, ‘Cancel your shows in Tennessee’, ‘Don’t go to Tennessee,'” Lizzo told her in Knoxville on Friday. “Their reason was good, but why don’t I go to the people who need to hear this message the most? The people who need to experience this release the most? Why don’t I create a safe place in Tennessee where we can honor drag artists?”

She added, “What the people of Tennessee are doing is encouraging, so thank you so much for standing up for our rights, protecting each other, and holding the people who should be protecting us accountable.”