Mario Lopez Backtracks On Comments About Transgender Children: It Was Ignorant & Insensitive
Mario Lopez is backtracking on the comments he recently made about transgender children. The 45-year-old host recently made headlines when he implied that it’s dangerous for parents to definitively label their young children as transgender. He has since released the following statement:
“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were. I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”
As previously reported, during an interview with conservative TV personality Candace Owens noted the “weird trend” in Hollywood of celebrity children picking their own gender. Owens pointed to Charlize Theron in particular, who recently revealed that her 7-year-old child Jackson doesn’t identify as a boy. She stated,
Celebrities are coming out — and I know Charlize Theron did this a few weeks ago — and saying that their child is picking their gender.
“I’m blown away. Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong. But at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way, or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination then — ‘Okay, well then you’re going to be a boy or a girl,’ whatever the case may be. It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”
Owens has responded to Lopez’s statement. See her response below.
What are your thoughts about Mario’s statement about his initial remarks?