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Rock legend Alice Cooper lost a brand partnership with a cosmetics company after he slammed the transgender movement in an interview late this week.
Cooper had just signed a brand 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, according to the New York Post.
In an interview with Stereogum, Cooper was asked about other rock giants who have come out against transgenderism.
“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 six-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,” he continued. “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 a 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 healthcare.”
The cosmetics company noted that all “pre-order sales will be refunded.”
In the same interview, Cooper slammed the “whole woke” movement and the restrictions that are placed around what is okay and not okay to say.
“Who’s making the rules? Is there a building somewhere in New York where people sit down every day and say, ‘Okay, we can’t say ‘mother’ now. We have to say ‘birthing person.’ Get that out on the wire right now’?” he continued. “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. Okay, so that’s a fact. You have these things here.”
Cooper said he believes that some might be taking advantage of the trans movement to get into women’s restrooms.
“Well, I can see somebody really taking advantage of this, though,” he said. “A guy can walk into a woman’s bathroom at any time and just say, ‘I just feel like I’m a woman today’ and have the time of his life in there, and he’s not in the least bit… He’s just taking advantage of that situation,” he said. “Well, that’s going to happen. Somebody’s going to get raped, and the guy’s going to say, ‘Well, I felt like a girl that day, and then I felt like a guy.’ Where do you draw this line?”
Cooper said that eventually things would get to the point where society started hitting the pause button on the trans issue because, like artificial intelligence, “it’s dangerous.”