A retired U.S. Navy SEAL who became famous a decade ago for becoming transgender said in a recent interview that he detransitioned because it ruined his life.
Chris Beck, who became Kristin Beck and has now returned to his original name, served in the SEAL teams for two decades in various theaters of combat, including Afghanistan and Iraq, and was awarded 29 medals for his service.
Beck gained national attention after a 2013 interview with CNN where he announced that he was transgender. He now warns that “everything you see on CNN with my face, do not even believe a word of it.”
Beck said that traumatic things that happened to him as a kid and how he was raised was “not an excuse for a psychologist to push their agenda and that’s what happened.” He encouraged people to work on whatever inner issues they have and to deal with their trauma first before pursuing transgenderism.
“Everything that happened to me for the last ten years destroyed my life,” Beck said. “I destroyed my life. I’m not a victim. I did this to myself, but I had help.”
“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.”
Beck says that he was “very naive” at the time and that he was “used” and was “taken advantage of” by left-wing media.
“I got propagandized. I got used badly by a lot of people who had knowledge way beyond me,” he said. “They knew what they were doing. I didn’t.”
Beck said that he is speaking out now because he wants to protect young children from being pressured into making decisions that could ruin their lives.
“There are thousands of gender clinics being put up over all of America,” he said, noting for example that a girl who feels like a “tomboy” is now told by psychologists that they are transgender and are given hormones.
“And then the next day you’re on hormones – the same hormones they are using for medical castration for pedophiles,” he said. “Now they are giving this to healthy 13-year-olds.”
Beck said that Americans needed to “wake up” to what is happening with the transgender movement, which he said was a “billion-dollar industry,” because medical professionals can quickly lead a confused person down the wrong road in life.
“I walked into a psychologist’s office [and] in one day I have a letter in my hand saying I was transgender,” he said. “I was authorized for hormones. I was authorized all this other stuff.”
“I had so much going wrong in my system when I started taking those,” he continued. “Some of that was paid for by the VA, and I’m sorry to the American people that I did that.”
Beck said he’s not taken any of the hormone therapy for nearly seven years now. He attacked former President Donald Trump back in 2017 for trying to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. Military.