The NSW Government is funding a trans cartoonist with a “nappy fetish” to host the Young Queerios Comic Workshop for young people aged 12-24 on Sunday 12 March in Brunswick Heads.
The Canadian host, Sophie Labelle, has a disturbing history with using children in fetish art. In February of 2021, it was discovered that Labelle had quietly been producing and posting diaper fetish art on secret social media accounts, as well as furry fetish site “FurAffinity.”
His drawings included anthropomorphic baby animal characters modeling in nappies, onesies, and behaving like toddlers.
The art is part of a fetish subculture known as paraphilic infantilism in which adults become sexually aroused by acting and dressing like babies. Labelle used photos of real babies as “models” for his fetish art, taking pictures of toddlers from the internet.
He has also “come out” as a ‘little’ — a person who role-plays as a child during sexual encounters, connecting it to his transgender identity.
Labelle has faced strong backlash for his “diaperfur” art in the UK, USA and Canada, but he “refused to be shamed for it.” He has also been exposed to follow dozens of Twitter accounts which almost exclusively posted pornographic content.
It is unacceptable for the NSW Government to use tax-payers’ funds to give a platform to this artist.