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published : 2023-08-25

Alice Cooper, Veteran Rock Star, Expresses Concerns over Transgenderism Policies and Its Impending Risks

Rocker Alice Cooper speculates that lenient transgender policies may leave room for potential misuse, resulting in harm to women and children

Alice Cooper, in his signature heavy makeup and theatrical attire, taken with a Nikon D850 during a live concert.

Alice Cooper, renowned for his decades-long contribution to the rock music world, recently expressed apprehensions surrounding his understandings of current 'woke' mentality and evolving gender ideologies.

Known for his intricate performances that pushed boundaries and questioned societal expectations, Cooper held a discussion with music journalist, Rachel Brodsky, addressing the topics of gender and the changing landscape surrounding it.

She pointed out past artistic tendencies among contemporaries like Paul Stanley of Kiss and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, who have shared scepticism regarding diverse aspects of gender ideologies.

In this context, Cooper lent his agreement to the notion that some of it has transformed into a 'fad' and expressed fears over the impact of such ideas on children.

With a note of concern, he stated, '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.'

Close-up of a young child deeply engrossed in play, exhibiting innocence and myriad possibilities, photographed with a Canon EOS R5.

He expressed unease over telling a young child that they can choose their gender, alleging that it could be confusing and misleading.

The rock star then moved onto speaking about teenagers, claiming, '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.'

Cooper followed with a criticism of the spiralling, seemingly limitless nature of 'woke' ideology, equating it to a character out of a Kurt Vonnegut novel.

Among his discourses, Cooper wondered about the individuals behind the 'woke' rules, expressing, 'Is there a building somewhere in New York where people sit down every day and say, ‘Okay, we can’t say ‘mother’ now. We have to say ‘birthing person.’ Who is this person that’s making these rules? I’m being logical about it.'

While communicating his own opinions on transgenderism, Cooper affirmed his respect for individuals and their choices, but voiced unwillingness to impose gender changes on young children.

Teenagers in candid communication, exploring their identity, captured in a raw and poignant moment with a Sony A9 II.

Candidly, he stated his view, 'If you have these genitals, you’re a boy. If you have those genitals, you’re a girl.'

He held firm in his stand that this is a decision individuals can make later in their lives, once they have a competent understanding of their own identity.

However, he concluded the interview with a foreboding speculation over the misuse of relaxed gender norms, hinting at potential risk to the safety of women and children.