Heartthrob and family man Mario Lopez, best known for his role as A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell, is creating some waves on social media.
Lopez said that it is “dangerous” for parents to allow their children to live a transgender lifestyle, while appearing on PragerU’s The Candace Owens Show.
“A lot of weird trends come out of Hollywood and one of the weirder ones, for me, is this new trend where celebrities are coming out — and I know Charlize Theron did this a few weeks ago — is saying that their child is picking their gender.” Owens continued, “And this is strange to me, and they say, ‘Oh, I looked at my child and my child was swimming in a bathtub and looked up and said, “Mommy, I’m a boy’” and that’s weird …”
She added, “I am trying to understand this new Hollywood mentality where they just think their children now have the mental authority.”
“I am trying to understand it myself, and please don’t lump me into that whole [group],” Lopez replied, “I’m kind of blown away too.”
He said, “Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids obviously and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then, well, OK, then you’re going to a boy or a girl, whatever the case may be … It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”
“When you’re a kid … you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid,” Lopez continued.
“I think parents need to allow their kids to be kids but at the same time, you gotta be the adult in the situation,” he added, “Pause with that and — I think the formative years is when you start having those discussions and really start making these declarations,” he said, adding air quotes.
Here is the full interview: