Michael Henry has made it the subject of his latest video, simply entitled ‘No Kink at Pride.’In it, Henry and a friend try to persuade a younger pal why kink has a place at Pride.Henry mentions having his leather harness oiled in preparation for the festivities, prompting a disapproving “eww” from Gen Z chum, Julian.Julian says he doesn’t think kink should be allowed at Pride: “Just because I’m at a Pride event doesn’t mean I’m consenting to see your naked, hairy ass flapping out of your leather pup costume.”He goes on to state, “Pride should be for everyone: kids, teens, allies, my nana.
Live out your horny fetish fantasies in private.”“Kink was at Pride since the start,” counters another friend, Cal. “Why should we censor ourselves just because you’re uncomfortable?”Henry agrees, saying, “Fifty years ago Pride was a riot against the police.
Against having to live our lives in the shadows … I’m sorry, but Pride wasn’t always rainbows and butterflies and Citibank butt plugs … policing how we show up and present ourselves is counterproductive.”Related: Gay dudes reveal their secret kinks and fantasiesHenry told Queerty that he’d done some research in advance of making the sketch and found that it was often younger generations that expressed a problem with kink at Pride.“I actually searched on TikTok NO KINK AT PRIDE and it was all younger people under 25 that said they had a problem with it,” he said. “And they were very vocal and adamant about it.
And I think it’s because younger people have been taught about setting boundaries. I know I was never taught about setting boundaries.