Company Cuts Ties With Alice Cooper Over Transgender Remarks

The transgender movement has become so influential in modern American society that any criticism whatsoever has become a new political third rail in recent years.

Author J.K. Rowling and comedian Dave Chappelle have faced backlash, threats, and boycotts for questioning an evermore extreme LGBT agenda, and legendary guitarist Carlos Santana was pressured to apologize for a mid-concert statement that critics deemed “anti-trans.”

Now, veteran rock star Alice Cooper has lost a lucrative business partnership over his views on the controversial topic.

According to reports, he had recently joined forces with Vampyre Cosmetics, but the company rescinded the deal in response to his remarks during an interview with Stereogum.

“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,” Cooper said.

He went on to express concern about young children who become confused when adults tell them they can switch genders at will.

“I think that’s so confusing to a kid. It’s even confusing to a teenager,” Cooper added. “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. You can be a cat if you want to be.’ I mean, if you identify as a tree. … And 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.”

The “No More Mr. Nice Guy” singer went on to reference widespread fears that predators will take advantage of the permissive societal attitude toward transgenderism — particularly in regard to restrooms and other private gender-specific areas.

“Somebody’s going to get raped, and the guy’s going to say, ‘Well, I felt like a girl that day, and then I felt like a guy,’” he said. “Where do you draw this line?”

Vampyre Cosmetics wasted no time canceling its partnership, writing on social media: “In light of recent statements by Alice Cooper[,] we will no longer be doing a makeup collaboration. We stand with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe everyone should have access to healthcare.”