Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has joined the ever-growing list of figures who have been canceled over free speech that doesn’t toe the line of the “woke” left’s cultural revolution after he was jettisoned by a makeup company for remarks deemed to be hostile to the transgender agenda.
It didn’t take long for the ax to fall on the iconic showman over his recently published interview with the music blog Stereogum where he discussed his long musical career and other issues including the “fad” of the sexualized brainwashing and indoctrination of “confused” young people into the transgender lifestyle.
“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. I find it wrong when you’ve got a six-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 told the outlet.
“I think that’s so confusing to a kid. It’s even confusing to a teenager. 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,” said Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Furnier.
Well, it didn’t take long for the wailing about the rocker’s alleged transphobia to reach a keening pitch that cost him the recently signed deal with Vampyre Cosmetics, a partnership reached earlier this month.
“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. All pre-order sales will be refunded,” Vampyre Cosmetics said in a statement announcing it was cutting ties with the artist known for his signature dripping black eyeliner makeup.
The intolerant and bigoted company, @VampyreCosmetics , apparently nixed their account after saying that experimental, medically unnecessary surgeries on young kids constitutes “health care.” pic.twitter.com/DfraB7aqjs
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 26, 2023
“The whole woke thing… Nobody can answer this question. Maybe you can. Who’s making the rules? Is there a building somewhere in New York where people sit down every day and say, “Okay, we can’t say ‘mother’ now. We have to say ‘birthing person.’ Get that out on the wire right now”? Who is this person that’s making these rules? I don’t get it. I’m not being old school about it. I’m being logical about it,” the shock rock pioneer told Stereogum writer Rachel Brodsky.
“It’s getting to the point now where it’s laughable. If anybody was trying to make a point on this thing, they turned it into a huge comedy. I don’t know one person that agrees with the woke thing. I don’t know one person,” he said. “Everybody I talk to says, ‘Isn’t it stupid?’ And I’m going, “Well, I respect people. I respect people and who they are, but I’m not going to tell a seven-year-old boy, ‘Go put a dress on because maybe you’re a girl,’ and he’s going, ‘No, I’m not. I’m a boy.’”
“So I say let somebody at least become sexually aware of who they are before they start thinking about if they’re a boy or a girl. A lot of times, I look at it this way, the logical way: If you have these genitals, you’re a boy,” Cooper added. “If you have those genitals, you’re a girl. There’s a difference between ‘I am a male who is a female, or I’m a female that’s a male’ and wanting to be a female. You were born a male. Okay, so that’s a fact. You have these things here.
Now 75 years old, Alice Cooper was one of classic rock and roll’s baddest of bad boys in the 1970s, churning out a string of hits including the iconic teen anthem “School’s Out,” “Welcome to My Nightmare,” “Only Women Bleed” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy.” while becoming known for his elaborate stage theatrics featuring props such as guillotines, gallows, electric chairs and giant spiders during concerts.
“Vampyre Cosmetics, the luxury beauty disruptor brand known for its vegan and cruelty free makeup, is thrilled to announce a collaboration with the undisputed Godfather of Shock Rock and the original makeup disruptor, Alice Cooper,” the company said in its announcement that it had partnered with the singer. “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is no stranger to breaking barriers over his five-decade career where he pioneered a theatrical form of heavy metal music performance. Alice’s use of makeup during his stage shows, christened him one of the first male artists to show the art form of face makeup wasn’t a gender-specific product in an era where this was controversial.”
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