Mario Lopez has brought down a storm upon himself after he made comments in regards to letting a young child choose their identity.
Mario Lopez claims that parents who allow their children to live according to their self-identified genders are setting a “very dangerous” example. This caused the left to basically throw him under the Hollywood bus.
A few days later, Lopez apologized for his comments.
“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were. I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”
That just triggered anger from the right. Now NBC hit a new low with rumors he could be kicked off the hit show, Access Hollywood.
The source stated,
“The execs at NBC held an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss Mario’s future with the show because they do not see how they can just let this fly.” Despite the fact that Lopez made a public apology for his comments, the source continued, “His apology really meant nothing at all. All it does is solidify that he was aware that his comments were transphobic and hurtful.” Another source differed from the first source, telling Radar Online that nothing has changed and Lopez will still go into production with Access Hollywood.
The whole chaos began when Lopez was asked if he thinks it’s ok that parents their their children “choose their gender”.
“I am trying to understand it myself, and please don’t lump me into that whole [group]. I’m kind of blown away too. 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 three 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.”
Only time will tell if this will hurt Lopez’s career long term… in the end I highly doubt it. The next thing that triggers the left will pop up real soon and this will just be a distant memory.
In the end, Mario Lopez has literally set the internet on fire… maybe something will put this out.