Mario Lopez has made some controversial comments about transgender children, commenting that it’s “dangerous” for parents to support their kids’ gender identity.

“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,” Mario said while making an appearance on The Candace Owens Show.

“But at the same time, my God, if you’re three 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,” Mario added.

Mario has faced backlash for his comments, with Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown tweeting, “I’m disappointed to read @MarioLopezExtra comments about parent’s who support their child’s openes about their gender identity. As a social worker I am trained to identify abuse or neglect of a child. Healthy & safe dialogue w/ kids is neither abusive, neglectful or ‘dangerous.’”

Karamo added, “I don’t think @MarioLopezExtra should be ‘canceled’. But I do believe he should be given the opportunity to learn why his comments are harmful to trans youth and their parents. Mario, I’m ready to talk when you are.”

Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Mazza have three kids: Gia, 8, Dominic, 5, and Santino, 3 weeks.

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Author : Just Jared

Publish date : 2019-07-31 15:37:29