‘Do Not Believe A Word Of It’: Detransitioned Navy SEAL Says CNN Used Him As Trans Propaganda

"I was very naive, I was in a really bad way, and I got taken advantage of. I got propagandized."
Transgender former US Navy Seal Senior Chief Kristin Beck speaks during a conference entitled "Perspectives on Transgender Military Service from Around the Globe" organized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Palm Center in Washington on October 20, 2014.
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Retired Navy SEAL Chris Beck says CNN used him to promote transgenderism during a 2013 interview with host Anderson Cooper.

Beck, a decorated vet who served as a part of SEAL Team Six, told the world in 2013 on CNN airwaves that he identified as a woman named Kristin Beck.

“Everything you see on CNN with my face, do not even believe a word of it,” Beck told journalist Robby Starbuck during a two-hour sit-down interview.

“I take full responsibility,” he continued. “I went on CNN and everything else, and that’s why I’m here right now, I’m trying to correct that.”


The 56-year-old veteran conceded that his own mistakes and naïveté ultimately led to his personal struggle being used to help the so-called experts further a narrative.

“I think that, yeah, I was used … I was very naive, I was in a really bad way, and I got taken advantage of. I got propagandized. I got used badly by a lot of people who had knowledge way beyond me. They knew what they were doing. I didn’t.”

“But I take responsibility for that and that’s why I’m here now,” Beck added, explaining that he was speaking out in the hopes of preventing others from being used in the same way — and preventing the prevailing narrative from influencing more impressionable kids into irreversible actions. “I don’t want this to continue, and I don’t want these kids to get hurt.”

Beck revealed to Starbuck that after just one meeting at Veterans Affairs (VA) for no longer than an hour he was told he was transgender and offered hormones.

“I had so much going wrong in my system when I started taking those,” Beck explained, adding, “Some of that was paid for by the VA, and I’m sorry to the American people that I did that.”

Beck has been off these hormones for seven years now.

“They used me so well. I just wanna say I’m sorry. I didn’t know what I was doing, and the women out there and all these kids, I’m sorry,” a choked-up Beck later said in the interview. “If they could forgive me not knowing anything — and the experts that knew definitely used that.”

“I know God will forgive me,” Beck said, adding, “You don’t understand how bad this is. It’s the destruction of family, it’s killing these kids … I’m gonna live with this my whole life. I destroyed my life ten years ago.”

The veteran said he believes transgenderism is currently “feelings-based” and more about sexuality than it is gender. “Don’t tell me this is not about sex,” he told Starbuck.

The retired SEAL also took issue with leading figures in the transgender movement, like controversial sex researcher Alfred Kinsey.

Several of Kinsey’s published works have been the subject of controversy decades after their release, The Daily Wire has previously reported. Two books on human sexual behavior, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” (1948) and “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” (1953), contain data on pre-adolescent orgasms from children as young as two months old. Tables 30 through 34 of the male volume, in particular, have drawn concerns of child abuse. Table 34, titled “Examples of multiple orgasms in pre-adolescent males,” includes the notation, “Duration of stimulation before climax; observations timed with a second hand or stop watch. Ages range from five months of age to adolescence.”

Christina Buttons contributed to this report 

Related: Statue Honoring Controversial Sex Researcher Alfred Kinsey Draws Criticism

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