Heavy metal star Alice Cooper recently faced the mob’s rage for expressing disagreement with the transgender movement in an interview with Stereogum. Cooper argued that it is wrong to confuse young children by telling them they can identify as a different gender. He also expressed concern about allowing males who identify as transgender into female bathrooms, saying that it could lead to abuse.
Cooper’s comments were labeled as “anti-trans,” and a makeup company he previously worked with, Vampyre Cosmetics, announced that they would no longer collaborate with him.
Cooper’s remarks demonstrate the shifting landscape of the music industry, where artists who have pushed boundaries and shocked audiences are now facing backlash for expressing views that go against the mainstream narrative. Cooper’s critique of the transgender movement and Carlos Santana’s similar comments have enraged LGBT activists, as they try to silence anyone and everyone who go against their ideologically driven agenda.
The incident reflects the growing trend of cancel culture and the pressure for individuals to conform to a specific ideology or risk being ostracized. The once boundary-pushing genres of heavy metal and rock n’ roll find themselves navigating a new era where even discussing harmful and destructive sex changes for children is deemed too controversial.