Bill Maher addressed the trend in trans identities as in need of honest discussion as society is "literally experimenting on children."
During Friday’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” the HBO host took an at-length look at many of the knowns and unknowns surrounding the trans movement that, he expressed, has come to prominence more out of a youthful rebelliousness than any serious conviction. As such, the fact that adults are validating kids going through a phase should be a concern to everyone.
“The answer can’t always be that anyone from a marginalized community is automatically right; trump card, mic drop, end of discussion. Because we’re literally experimenting on children,” Maher contended.
Maher pointed out the negative impact that puberty blockers have on the development of children and how gender-affirming surgeries are serious procedures being pushed on an age demographic that goes through all kinds of phases.
“If kids knew what they wanted to be at age eight,” he said, “the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses. I wanted to be a pirate. Thank God nobody took me seriously and scheduled me for eye removal and peg leg surgery.”
“Never forget children are impressionable and very, very stupid…Maybe the boy who thinks he’s a girl is just gay or whatever ‘Frasier’ was,” the comedian quipped. “Maybe childhood makes you sad sometimes and there are other solutions besides hand me the d*ck saw.”