During a latest episode of Stars on Mars, Lance Armstrong voiced his opinion on trans athletes. The bicycle owner introduced up a podcast he did with Caitlyn Jenner, a trans girl who doesn’t consider trans ladies needs to be handled the identical as organic ladies relating to sports activities. They advised that trans ladies shouldn’t be capable of compete in ladies’s sports activities in any respect. The controversial take received him a ton of backlash.
In discussing the incident on the TV collection, one other contestant on the present, Tinashe clapped again. “To me, I think you just have to care about, if you ‘otherize’ people, it’s not good for their mental health,” she defined. In a confessional, the singer additionally says she “wasn’t really shocked to hear his opinions.” “I definitely didn’t think that he should be the spokesperson for that,” she defined.
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Armstrong insisted that he’s not attempting to exclude trans athletes. “You want to transition? Let’s do it – you have your own category. We’re going to have a whole new division. We’ll celebrate you just like we celebrate everyone else. Let’s go. What’s unfair about that?” he requested. “By the way, I sound like a right-wing lunatic. I’m not,” he defined, “I’m the most liberal person, but from a sporting perspective…”
“You might not agree with me, and I might not agree with you, but that’s ok,” he says in a confessional later, “And there’s a lot of sensitive subjects. It’s not just trans issues and trans in sports, it could be abortion, it could be war, it could be gun violence, anything. Global warming. But if you can’t feel safe to enter into the conversation, then we’ve all lost.” Last month, Armstrong additionally took the controversy to Twitter. “Is there not a world in which one can be supportive of the transgender community and curious about the fairness of Trans athletes in sport yet not be labeled a transphobe or a bigot as we ask questions?,” he requested. Many allies and other people within the trans group discovered his feedback transphobic, however he doesn’t seem like letting up any time quickly.
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