Men Dancing in Drag Angers Some Thanksgiving Day Parade Watchers

PHOTO: Balloon handlers wait before the 87th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28, 2013, in New York.

The cast of the hit Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" performed two songs during Thursday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, provoking strong reactions of both support and anger because some of the male actors were dancing in drag.

The Tony Award winning musical was written by Harvey Fierstein with music by Cyndi Lauper. Fierstein released this statement to the website Broadway World, saying:

"I'm so proud that the cast of KINKY BOOTS brought their message of tolerance and acceptance to America's parade. Ten years ago I was humbled to ride a float dressed as Mrs. Claus and it was the thrill of a lifetime. Congratulations to Macy's, on leading the world, not only with your salesmanship, but also your humanity."

Those who were not pleased with what they saw on NBC's broadcast of the parade took to Twitter to voice their opinions. Here's a collection of tweets, pro and con:

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