‘If you were born a boy, you stay a boy’: Did Mister Rogers’ song warn us about radical transgenderism?

Perhaps, Fred Rogers and The Kinks were ahead of the curve when it comes to the transgender fad that’s creating havoc in society today.

A clip of Rogers, of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame, performing a song he wrote in 1967 is making the rounds on social media and it goes against every concept of radical gender theory widely accepted on the left. And while the video is certain to trigger the LGBTQI+ community, some see it as an early warning against transgenderism.

The lyrics of “Everybody’s Fancy” define the differences between the biological sexes accepted over millennia.

“Boys are boys from the beginning. If you were born a boy, you stay a boy,” Rogers sings. “Girls are girls right from the start. If you were born a girl, you stay a girl, and grow up to be a lady. Everybody’s fancy, Everybody’s fine. Your body’s fancy and so is mine.”

“Only girls can be the mommies. Only boys can be the daddies,” he adds.

Interestingly, while Rogers died in 2003, the money-making continues to this day. And in a 2020 “You Are Special” CD release, the lyrics to the song were softened in surrender to today’s sensitivities.

The original lyrics, “Only girls can be the mommies. Only boys can be the daddies,” were altered to say, “Girls grow up to be the mommies. Boys grow up to be the daddies.”

Rogers appeared on “The Tonight Show” in 1980 and talked about the importance of the song for children after host Johnny Carson asked of sex in general, “Are they too young for that?”

“That’s where they learn the differences,” Rogers replied

“Sometimes children think that they might change, they might have to change after a while,” he said, as the studio audience laughed. “You know, we laugh about that now, but it’s because we had that concern when we were little.”

Carson joked that “it happens frequently out here,” this being a reference to Hollywood, but he could never have fathomed life in the year 2023.

“Rogers tried to warn us about the dangers of gender-bending. But in true Mister Rogers’ fashion, he did so while celebrating each person for being ‘fancy’ and unique, no transgender interventions required,” wrote The Federalist’s Spencer Dalke.

So too, one can argue, did The Kinks with their hit song “Lola,” where they sang about “a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world” where “girls will be boys and boys will be girls.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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