Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has responded to contentious remarks made by a Minnesota Democrat who claimed that being a "good parent" entails respecting and acknowledging children's decisions regarding their gender identity.
The statements were made by Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, who is affiliated with the progressive Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Her remarks gained widespread attention after a video of her comments spread rapidly on the internet.
"Because let's be clear. This is life-affirming and life-saving healthcare," Flanagan said to a group of supporters.
"When our children who they are, it our job as grownups to listen and to believe them," she continued. "That's what it means to be a good parent."
While Flanagan's comments were well-received by her supporters, numerous individuals on social media disagreed with her definition of being a "good parent," expressing strong opposition to her viewpoint.
Among the critics was Musk, who voiced his disagreement through a tweet from his official account on social media.
"Not when they’re fed propaganda by adults. Moreover, every child goes through an identity crisis before their personality/identity crystallizes," Musk tweeted.
Not when they’re fed propaganda by adults.
Moreover, every child goes through an identity crisis before their personality/identity crystallizes.
Therefore, we shouldn’t allow severe, irreversible surgery or sterilizing drugs that they may regret until at least age 18.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 16, 2023
"Therefore, we shouldn’t allow severe, irreversible surgery or sterilizing drugs that they may regret until at least age 18," he concluded.
You can find the video of Flagagan's comments here:
MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on sex changes for minors: "When our children tell us who they are, it is our job as grown-ups to listen and to believe them. That's what it means to be a good parent." pic.twitter.com/WNXjGRgjsm
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) March 15, 2023
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