Santa Clarita Valley Democrats invited “Roxy Wood” to a local fundraiser for the 2024 election where a drag performer was seen publicly spanking Burbank Mayor Konstantine Anthony with a paddle.
The event, which went viral, appeared to have been hyped as a reward for individuals helping California Democrat candidate George Whitesides’ campaign for Congress, according to social media posts reviewed by Fox News Digital. Whitesides is running for a red seat currently held by Republican Rep. Mike Garcia in the state’s 27th district.
The “Drag Queen Bingo” fundraiser was open to minors and encouraged people to attend by handing out free drink tickets to canvassers who knocked on doors for their state party beforehand.
While a flyer for the Democrat’s drag event warned it was “not suitable for children” and was welcome “for ages 15 and up,” California code defines a minor as an individual under the age of 18.
Santa Clarita Valley Democrats referred to the gathering as the “biggest fundraiser of the year and our favorite annual event.” The group later scrubbed their wrap-up post of the day’s events after facing criticism.
According to social media, Whitesides was at an event for the Air and Space Forces of America Chapter 294. The Santa Clarita Valley Democrats also issued a statement the day after the viral video of the mayor at the event.
Whitesides’ campaign did not provide a comment.
Fox News Digital’s Aubrie Spady contributed to this report.
Joe Schoffstall is a politics producer/reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Joe.Schoffstall@Fox.com and on Twitter: @joeschoffstall