Don’t expect legendary rock and roll icon Alice Cooper to support transgender women competing in women’s sports anytime soon.
During a recent interview with Stereogum, Alice Cooper offered some pretty blunt and brutal thoughts on the transgender community, saying that he’s “afraid that it’s also a fad” before going on a rant against transgender people where he repeated many hateful tropes and talking points.
“I find it wrong when you’ve got a 6-year-old kid who has no idea. He just wants to play, and you’re confusing him telling him, ‘Yeah, you’re a boy, but you could be a girl if you want to be,’” he said. “I mean, if you identify as a tree … I’m going, ‘Come on! What are we in, a Kurt Vonnegut novel?’ It’s so absurd, that it’s gone now to the point of absurdity.”
Cooper then blasted the idea of allowing transgender people to use bathrooms in accordance with their gender identity.
“A guy can walk into a woman’s bathroom at any time and just say, ‘I just feel like I’m a woman today’ and have the time of his life in there,” Cooper said. “He’s just taking advantage of that situation.”
Cooper’s comments quickly went viral on social media as many expressed their displeasure.
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— Vampyre Cosmetics (@VampyrCosmetics) August 24, 2023
Alice Cooper is a transphobe. Won't ever listen to his music again. So sick of ignorant hateful people 🤬https://t.co/NVNxDCRChB
— 🖤 M❤️🔥LLY🖤 (@AKAanAngryMom) August 25, 2023
Weird for a dude that made an entire career being gender non-conforming to say this. The anti-trans narrative is dangerous and it’s gaining popularity amongst liberals. The makeup of fascism is staring us in the face.https://t.co/dXVRHKpUXE
— Jo Luehmann (@JoLuehmann) August 24, 2023
You always see these posts "how can Paul Stanley and Alice Cooper be transphobic, when they dressed like women in the 70s."
Well they did it for profit. That was the red flag.
— IANdrew Dice Clay (@IANdrewTheGiant) August 25, 2023
I love headlines that are like "Nearly Dead Guy HATES Transgender People"
Like bro thinks anyone under 50 cares https://t.co/E0mvraiHpq
— Selma (@OctemberRust) August 23, 2023
:/ this one sucks. https://t.co/4i8W9nahZ1
— Wil Maybe Might've Could've (@WilWouldnt) August 23, 2023
Cooper didn’t specifically mention his thoughts on transgender women competing in women’s sports, but based on these comments, he made that stance pretty clear, too.