“Desmond Is Amazing”, the 11-year-old drag kid, was featured on a convicted murderer’s YouTube show in 2017.
One of the original leaders of “Club Kids”, Michael Alig, was convicted of murdering his roommate in 1997 where he was sentenced to 10-20 years in prison. With the help of another roommate, Robert “Freeze” Riggs, and Alig murdered Andre “Angel” Melendez due to overdue drug payment. According to Ranker, “After Riggs knocked Melendez unconscious with multiple blows to the head, Alig allegedly wrapped his hand in a sweatshirt and repeatedly punched the incapacitated young man. According to Riggs, Alig then poured drain cleaner down Melendez’s throat and – with Riggs’s help – used duct tape to seal the 25-year-old’s mouth shut. After killing Melendez, Alig and Riggs placed his corpse in the bathtub, uncertain of what to do the young man’s dead body.” Even more grotesque, nine days after the murder, Alig and Riggs dismembered Melendez body and tossed it into the Hudson River. The pair bragged about the murder to friends and the “Club Kid” community before being arrested. Alig served 17 years and was released from prison in 2014.
Just three years after being released from prison, Desmond Is Amazing, 10, was featured in a YouTube video on Michael Alig’s channel, Peeew!, for being the youngest “Club Kid”. This group is known for their “over-the-top outfits, theatrical personas, and outrageous antics.”
Luckily, Desmond’s mother was in the room while he sat next to the convicted murderer and sipped tea out of little pink cups for some lighthearted conversation on his fashion expertise. Ernie Glam, one of the hosts, states: “you’re 10 so it will take 11 years before you can go to a club”, yet Desmond made that happen much sooner as he recently performed at a New York club at just 11-years-old.
Desmond’s mom, Wendy Napole, has received over $2500 on GoFundMe account that is no longer active. Not old enough to run his own Instagram account, Desmond is being exploited for fame and money by none other than his mother.
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