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How Adorable Mario Lopez Became the Poster-Boy for Trans-Ignorance

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Comments from an interview in June went somewhat viral this week. He said of raising a young transgender child:"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.” 

Tonight, we talk about both the misinformation of his statement, the backlash it has received and the talking points in the counter information that has come out, and his apology.

Lopez stated yesterday, "“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were,” he said. “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.”

We feature singer activist Brody Ray, who wrote a rebuttal of Lopez's original remarks.

Brody Levesque co-hosts.

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