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Puppet Show Performs Song Called ‘Prison Bitch’ To Audience Of Children

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Sometimes you can understand how a seemingly bad thing started out with good intentions, only to lose its way someway between inception and execution. But it’s really hard to grasp how anyone thought performing a comedic, doo-wop puppet show called “Prison Bitch” to three-year-olds could have ever been considered a good idea.

Yet, somehow, that’s exactly what happened at the Marionnettes Plein la Rue street festival in Montreal on Sunday. The festival, in its sixth year, is a mix of fair food, art booths, and free puppet shows billed as “a delirious, delightful thrill for the whole family!” Except one of the puppet troupes, Cabaret Décadanse, apparently had a different definition of “family-friendly.”

The performance featured a wolf puppet wearing bunny ears, singing about being raped in prison. The whole thing is presented in a light-hearted fashion, with usual prison rape punchlines about dropping the soap and “turning gay” once you’re behind bars. And you know, horrific sexual violence that scars people for life, but packaged for the kids. The puppet even chokes a little bit during the song’s closing tag to represent the moment its rapist’s penis is forcibly inserted into its rectum.

That little girl in the turquoise seems to really love it.

According to The Washington Post, members of the troupe reportedly told organizers of the event that their adult-themed performance might not be appropriate for children, but nevertheless, it was billed as “nothing less than an open-air celebration of song and sensuality, highlighting characters who are both funny and decadent. Sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!”

Sterling Downey, a city council member, is not smiling.

“When you think about rape culture in prison, and (the issues around) sexual assault, I can’t even believe that anyone would think that would be okay,”Downey told the Ottawa Citizen. “When you have performers and artists who don’t know where to draw the line, that worries me. This isn’t the Nasty Show at Just for Laughs, where people know what to expect. It was a public event at a family-friendly festival.”

I don’t know what the “Nasty Show at Just for Laughs” is, but this would be pretty awful no matter the venue, to be honest.

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