Irish pop star Róisín Murphy issued an extensive apology this week after previously saying she had a problem with children receiving transgender treatments.
Initially, according to The Guardian, the singer wrote that puberty blockers for minors are “absolutely desolate” with “big pharma laughing all the way to the bank.” She added, “Little mixed-up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected — that’s just true.”
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Murphy isn’t alone in sharing those feelings. Other famous singers, like hard rockers Alice Cooper and Dee Snider, have recently addressed the same issue, as CBN’s Faithwire reported.
The Irish singer-songwriter, though, apologized for sharing her feelings in a lengthy post published to X.
In her extensive statement, Murphy apologized for “this eruption of damaging and potentially dangerous social-media fire and brimstone,” adding, “To witness the ramifications of my actions and the divisions it has caused is heartbreaking.”
“I am so sorry my comments have been directly hurtful to many of you,” she wrote. [I] understand fixed views are not helpful, but I really hope people can understand my concern was out of love for all of us.”
While she explained that the issue of granting puberty-blocking drugs to children “was something that had been on my mind,” she said she now knows she was “stepping out of line” by addressing it on her social media platforms. The conversations, she added, made her “uncomfortable” and vowed to “completely bow out of this conversation within the public domain.”
Cooper, for his part, similarly stated children shouldn’t undergo treatments as minors.
“[It’s] wrong when you’ve got a 6-year-old kid who has no idea,” Cooper said. “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.’ I think that’s so confusing to a kid. It’s even confusing to a teenager.”
He added, “If you have these genitals, you’re a boy. If you have those genitals, you’re a girl.”
Ultimately, the “Poison” singer’s comments resulted in him losing a professional partnership with the makeup brand Vampyre Cosmetics. You can read more about that here.
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