Drag queens dressed as Marilyn Monroe parodied the singing star on President Kennedy’s birthday on Thursday to draw the attention of Joe Biden and other Summit of the Americas attendees to the urgency to act on climate change.

“Happy Summit, Mr President”

The actress lookalikes took turns, posing in bright white dresses under the Los Angeles sun, to sing “Happy Summit, Mr President”, addressing US President Joe Biden but also Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, described as “proud destroyer of the Amazon”. “This is a gigantic forest in South America, one of the most important ecosystems on the planet,” Mischa told AFP. Kinx, in blonde wig and dress like Marilyn’s in “Seven Years of Reflection”.

“Since those in charge are not aware of this responsibility, it is our duty to wake up” President Bolsonaro, says the drag queen. A notorious climate skeptic, the Brazilian leader, who spoke with Joe Biden face-to-face for the first time, is widely criticized by environmental activists who accuse him of being complicit in deforestation and the uncontrolled exploitation of the Amazon.

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