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There was a time when Rock Icons were a living, breathing middle finger to The Establishment. Now it’s so rare that people are shocked by it.
Most classic rockers are aging hippies who have become the very machine they used to rage against. But Alice Cooper is not among them.
His birth certificate may say Vincent Damon Furnier, but the name in lights says ‘Alice Cooper’. He legally changed his name to something one that, in his mind, evoked the image of a ‘little girl with a lollipop in one hand and a butcher knife in the other.’
If anyone might be likely to sympathize with a flair for the dramatic, it would be him. His stage show is packed full of it. Wigs and stage makeup. Pyrotechnics. Magic tricks. A flair for the macabre.
Going only by that, and his gender-norms-defying antics on stage, you might expect him to be walking lockstep with all the activists wanting to charge full steam ahead with steps allowing children to blur the lines of gender while growing up, or take on a different one entirely.
If so, you would be very wrong.
“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,” the Detroit native, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, told the site Wednesday.
“I find it wrong when you’ve got a 6-year-old kid who has no idea,” he said, adding: “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.’”
Cooper added: “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’,” he said.
“I mean, if you identify as a tree… And I’m going, ‘Come on! What are we in, a Kurt Vonnegut novel?’” — NYPost
Some are in a rush to rush kids into embracing a new gender identity (the same people who never seem to want to help them change back if they have second thoughts). Cooper comes at this issue from the other end of the spectrum.
Don’t rush it.
Give the kids time and space to figure it out for themselves.
Apparently, that is too radical an opinion for the ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’. A cosmetics company is pulling out of an endorsement deal over it, even before the ink is even dry on the contract.
Alice Cooper has been dropped by a cosmetics company a day after he made comments opposing gender affirming care for children.
The rockstar, known for his trademark black eyeliner, claimed transgender surgeries were a ‘fad’ and said he found it ‘wrong’ that kids were being confused.
He was let go by Vampyre Cosmetics on Thursday following his remarks just two weeks after he signed a partnership agreement with the company.
The brand, which markets goth-themed makeup, lipstick and palettes, signed a deal with him to sell a collection of Cooper-style mascara, guitar and amp shaped makeup palettes and microphone styled lipsticks.
Vampyre Cosmetics issued a statement which said it would no longer be collaborating with Cooper ‘in light of recent statements’ and that it stands with the LGBTQ community. — DailyMail
They were fine with him as a goth musician with a flair for the creepy and unnatural. They didn’t mind that he once published a song (Cold Ethyl) about sex with a corpse.
But suggesting that we might want to pump the brakes on turning little boys into permanent eunuchs? That’s the line they are drawing in the sand?
Is it any wonder cracks are beginning to form in the so-called ‘community’ supposedly patched together under that rainbow umbrella?
We’ve been predicting exactly that for years.
The abrasive message of repentance John preached 2000 years ago is still confrontational and offensive today — but it is also life-changing.
In our putrid, worldly culture that has turned away from God, this book is a must-read for every Christian.