Cindy Barshop Slams Mario Lopez For 'Insensitive' Comment On Trans Kids - Reveals One Of Her Twins Is Transgender!
After Mario Lopez agreed with Candace Owens that parents should wait until their kids are older to talk about gender identity, RHONY’s Cindy Barshop dragged him as ‘insensitive’ and revealed that one of her 9 year old twins is transgender!
It sounds like Cindy is trying to get rid of some stereotypes about raising a Trans child.
It all started with Candace Owens and Mario Lopez having a discussion about the right time to talk with one’s child about their gender and how they identify.
‘When a child feels comfortable and open, identity issues are able to be discussed in the family environment,’ the former Real Housewives of New York City star shared with People.
This marks the very first time she opens up about her own parenting decisions when it comes to her transgender son Jesse and his twin, Zoe.
‘I believe living in creating an open and positive home so they are able to express themselves,’ the mother added.
This was all in response to what Mario said.
The man argued, in part, that ‘God, if you’re 3 years old and you are saying you are feeling a certain way, or you think you are a boy or girl. I think it is dangerous as a parent to make that decision then — ‘Okay, well then you are going to be a boy or a girl,’ whatever the case may be. It is sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.’
What he and Candace were trying to argue is that parents should wait until their children’s ‘formative years’ to finally take their identity seriously.
Mario even mixed up sexual orientation with gender identity, saying that a 3 year old is way too young to even realize what sex is, let alone have an orientation.
After being called out, Mario did apologize, explaining that he is an LGBTQ supporter so he never wanted to hurt anyone.
Therefore, after more research, he realized he was ignorant on the matter.