Access Hollywood host and Saved By the Bell hunk Mario Lopez is getting grilled on the web for a recent comment he made on children and gender identity.
While guesting on The Candace Owens Show last month, television’s A.C. Slater injected his opinion on the “weird trend” of celebrities “transitioning” their small children.
Former nanny Candace posited:
“I’ve had children say they were mermaids, I’ve had children say they could fly. … I’m trying to understand this new Hollywood mentality where they just think their children now have the mental authority and clarity…”
In joined Mario:
“I’m kind of blown away, too. Look — I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously. … And I would say if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong. 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 girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination then, ‘Okay, then you’re going to be a boy or girl’ or whatever the case may be. It’s sort of alarming and, my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”
Some on social media found him outrageous:
Mario Lopez should mind his business and worry about his own children. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even wrong ones. But criticizing someone’s parenting publicly crosses a line. If a child isn’t being abused, observe quietly.
— nunya business (@100ptruthteller) July 30, 2019
may never see him on Ellen again
— NDwbb.bigfan (@Ndwbb12) July 30, 2019
I’m glad things are coming out into the open… so I know who to never eff with again — like #MarioLopez thinking he knows ANYTHING and going on a prejudiced show with an idiot host and criticizing another parent on their child transitioning. Gross. What gives you the right?
— Kadee (@KimberDJ) July 30, 2019
While on Candace’s program, the actor conveyed what, to me, is a great perspective for an entertainer:
“I’m in the people business, right? ‘Cause I’m in show business. So I’m in the people business, and I don’t wanna alienate anyone. I want everyone…to wanna watch me.”
Nevertheless, he’s open about his religion:
“If you follow me (on social media), though, I’m not afraid to talk about my faith. … I don’t know why it’s become so polarizing.”
In order to make a substantial point, Mario brought up a historical figure he admires:
“One of my favorite things about [Martin Luther King] is that he came from a place of faith. If he came around today, I think he’d be a polarizing figure. Or I don’t even know if he’d be able to achieve the things or the heights that he had because he was faith-based. Which is unfortunate. … I think a lot of problems that we have stem from not having that, unfortunately, that nuclear family and having that…foundation of a strong family or having that infrastructure that’s maybe faith-based.”
It is, I believe, a great question: How would MLK be characterized today?
Martin had flaws; but he appeared very sincere in his faith.
So does Mario.
As reported by The Daily Wire:
Mario Lopez has described himself as a Catholic and even renewed his Baptismal promise in the Jordan River while visiting Israel in 2018.
And he believes small children shouldn’t choose their gender identity. In Hollywood, are either of those still okay?
Enjoy the full interview below.
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