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Alice Cooper Slammed For Calling Gender-Affirming Care A 'Fad'

The rock legend compared trans kids to children who 'identify as a tree' in a mind-numbing interview with 'Stereogum.'

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We can officially add Alice Cooper's name to the growing list of rockers like Paul Stanley and Dee Snider who have referred to gender-affirming care a "fad."

In a recent interview with Stereogum, the Godfather of Shock Rock compared trans kids to children who "identify as a tree," and said "cases of transgender" are "just a fad."

Cooper told the publication:

"Yeah. 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."
"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.'"

And he didn't stop there.

Cooper then compared transgender kids to children who pretend to be cats, calling it "absurd."

"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."

You didn't think he was done, did you?

No, the rocker then said:

"It’s getting to the point now where it’s laughable. If anybody was trying to make a point on this thing, they turned it into a huge comedy."
"I don’t know one person that agrees with the woke thing. I don’t know one person."
"Everybody I talk to says, 'Isn’t it stupid?' And I’m going, 'Well, I respect people.'"


"I respect people and who they are, but I’m not going to tell a seven-year-old boy, ‘Go put a dress on because maybe you’re a girl,’ and he’s going, ‘No, I’m not. I’m a boy.'”

Because that's what's happening...

When the interviewer suggested to Cooper that she doesn't believe parents are "encouraging doubt in their kids’ identities" but that they should listen to their children and seek appropriate care, he responded:

"Well, I can see somebody really taking advantage of this, though."
"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."
"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?"

Wow. We don't even have the words.

But former fans of the self-proclaimed devout Christian did, with many expressing their dismay that one of their idols could be so small-minded.

It truly is a shame.