Drag has been part of pantomime for children for as long as pantomime has existed.Drag shows can be hilarious - wandered into one by accident in Barcelona a few years ago with my wife just reading restaurant menus in the window. The most beautiful woman I'd ever seen did a song and dance number with one of the stubbiest, hairiest women I'd ever seen. Both in drag, of course.
My Spanish couldn't come close to keeping up, but for some reason there were two bachelorette parties going on, with tables full of drunken bridesmaids falling on the floor at the jokes.
I can see how children should be screened from such tawdry amusement...wouldn't want them to become non-judgmental after all. But...Damn, I came out of there and wanted to become well-groomed.
(personally I hate those campy hairy characters I think they are demeaning to the art), but kids have been screaming.."that's a man!!" for hundreds of years, even thousands of years.
Women were not permitted to perform on stage in Kabuki, and many other countries other than Japan. It was considered indecent. Oh the irony.
The Actor playing Mary in the Oberammergau Passion play in 1633 was almost certainly a bloke.
And Eve was most likely a young half nekkid bloke, even a boy