On Thursday morning, The College Fix reported on a two-hour drag show hosted recently at the Catholic University of San Diego that ended with a devilish finale – its transvestite host came onstage in a long black robe and horned headdress and sung about how evil should triumph over good.
On Thursday afternoon, the nonprofit advocacy group that upholds and defends Catholic principles and that had detailed the drag-show dance number to The College Fix – Catholic Action for Faith and Family – released a video on its website of the actual stage performance.
Also on Thursday, a campus spokeswoman from the University of San Diego returned a media request from The College Fix about the controversy, saying the outfit was designed to replicate the outfit worn by Angelina Jolie in the upcoming Disney movie “Maleficent,” and that the song, “Good N Evil” is a song from the classic “Jekyll and Hyde.”
“I hate that critics have chosen to depict the costume and song in a nefarious, demonic manner, but clearly that was not the case,” Pamela Gray Payton, assistant vice president of public affairs, said in an email to The Fix.
And in fact the video released Thursday shows that when the black-robe donning performer first comes out on stage he does so to an apparent voice-over from the original “Sleeping Beauty” Disney soundtrack. Yet the transvestite performer quickly moves on to the “Good N Evil” song and takes off his robe, revealing a tight dress as he dances to the number.
Critics of the performance have said
the long black robe and horned headdress and lyrics about how evil will triumph over good and “heaven must lose!” elicited notions of Satan, regardless of the original intent of the costume’s design. As for the song “Good N Evil” – here’s a taste of its lyrics
The battle between good and evil
Goes back to the start -
Adam and Eve and the apple tore Eden apart!
The key thing about good ‘n’ evil -
Each man has to choose! -
Heaven ‘n’ hell
Is a helluva gamble to lose! -
But as I peruse
This world we abuse -
It’s hell that we choose -
And heaven must lose!Evil is everywhere -
Good doesn’t have a prayer!
Good is commendable -
Evil is viable
Good may be thankable!
Evil is bankable!