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Rock star Alice Cooper canceled after comments about transgender movement

A cosmetics company dropped its brand partnership with rock music legend Alice Cooper because of his critical comments about the transgender movement. Cooper, an outspoken Christan, signed the deal with Vampyre Cosmetics only a couple of weeks ago but it has since been canceled after the rocker spoke out against “gender-affirming care” for minors.

“I’m understanding that there are cases of transgender, but I’m afraid that it’s also a fad, and I’m afraid there’s a lot of people claiming to be this just because they want to be that,” he said. “I find it wrong when you’ve got a 6-year-old kid who has no idea. He just wants to play, and you’re confusing him telling him, ‘Yeah, you’re a boy, but you could be a girl if you want to be.’

“I think that’s so confusing to a kid. It’s even confusing to a teenager. You’re still trying to find your identity, and yet here’s this thing going on, saying, ‘Yeah, but you can be anything you want. You can be a cat if you want to be.’ I mean, if you identify as a tree … And I’m going, ‘Come on! What are we in, a Kurt Vonnegut novel?’ It’s so absurd, that it’s gone now to the point of absurdity.”

Following Cooper’s remarks, Vampyre Cosmetics released this statement on Instagram: “In light of recent statements by Alice Cooper, we will no longer be doing a makeup collaboration. We stand with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe everyone should have access to health care.”

The cosmetics company noted that all “preorder sales will be refunded.” In the same interview, Cooper slammed the woke movement and the restrictions that are placed around what is OK and not OK to say.

“Who’s making the rules?” he asked. “Is there a building somewhere in New York where people sit down every day and say, ‘OK, we can’t say mother now? We have to say birthing person. Get that out on the wire right now.’ Who is this person that’s making these rules? I don’t get it. I’m not being old school about it. I’m being logical about it.”

Cooper called the woke movement “laughable” at this point, noting that few people agree with the extreme ideas that woke people support.

“So I say let somebody at least become sexually aware of who they are before they start thinking about if they’re a boy or a girl,” he said. “A lot of times, I look at it this way, the logical way: If you have these genitals, you’re a boy. If you have those genitals, you’re a girl. There’s a difference between ‘I am a male who is a female, or I’m a female that’s a male’ and wanting to be a female. You were born a male. OK, so that’s a fact. You have these things here.”

The “School’s Out” singer, known for onstage antics in the 70s and 80s, has become an outspoken Christian in the last decade. He credits his recovery from alcoholism to the power of Jesus.

“My wife and I are both Christian,” the 75-year-old performer explained in 2018. “My father was a pastor, my grandfather was an evangelist. I grew up in the church, went as far away as I could from it — almost died — and then came back to the church.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

Photo: Gage Skidmore. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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