Mario Lopez Slammed After Saying It’s “Dangerous” For Parents To Allow Their Kids To Decide To Be Transgender
Some fans are not happy with Mario Lopez. The “Extra” TV host made comments about raising transgender children and has received tons of backlash for it.
While his comments were made on The Candace Owens Show last month, a clip of it just now began circulating and sending some fans into a frenzy.
In the clip, Owens brought up what she described as the “weird trend” of celebrities allowing their children to decide what gender they are.
“A lot of weird trends come out of Hollywood and one of the weirder ones, for me, is this new trend where celebrities are coming out — and I know Charlize Theron did this a few weeks ago — is saying that their child is picking their gender. And this is strange to me, and they say, ‘Oh, I looked at my child and my child was swimming in a bathtub and looked up and said, “Mommy, I’m a boy’” and that’s weird …I am trying to understand this new Hollywood mentality where they just think their children now have the mental authority.”
And Lopez agreed. He said,
“I am trying to understand it myself, and please don’t lump me into that whole [group]. I’m kind of blown away too. 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 this determination then, well, OK, then you’re going to 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. When you’re a kid … you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid.”
Owens then said parents who back their children are narcissists. Lopez added,
“I think parents need to allow their kids to be kids but at the same time, you gotta be the adult in the situation. Pause with that and — I think the formative years is when you start having those discussions and really start making these declarations.”
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