Pop singer Cyndi Lauper committed the great sin of reductio ad Hitlerum this week when she said GOP-led legislation banning transgender surgery on children was just like Adolf Hitler, as Breitbart reports.
The “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer said Republicans pushing laws barring biological males from women’s sports, preventing children from getting gender-change surgery and forcing people to use the restroom of their biological gender are comparable to the Nazis “weeding” people out.
“Equality for everybody, or nobody’s really equal,” Lauper told ITK. “This is how Hitler started, just weeding everybody out.”
Lauper went on to say that LGBTQ people were considered “enemies of the state” in Nazi Germany and feared the same has happened in the United States.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea what they’re doing, but you just have to keep fighting for civil rights,” Lauper said. “I guess that’s the way it is in this country. Started out like that, didn’t it?”
According to a poll by a conservative nonprofit, a majority of Americans do not support transgender surgery or anti-puberty blockers for minors. The survey asked respondents if they would support a ban on puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex change surgeries for children under 18. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they would support a ban, while 34% said they would oppose it. Slightly more than a third of respondents identified themselves as Democrats, 37% as Republicans and just under a quarter as independents, according to the American Principles Project Foundation survey.
Lauper took a strong pro-abortion stand last year, when Roe v. Wade was facing extinction, when she launched a fund called Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Rights, a group she says was inspired by her late mother.
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