Vampyre Cosmetics decided to cut professional ties with rock singer Alice Cooper after the artist made comments against the LGBTQIA+ community.
The cosmetics company said it removed makeup products launched with the 75-year-old rock star from its website following an interview published by Stereogum journalist Rachel Brodsky.
“In light of recent statements by Alice Cooper, we will no longer be doing a makeup collaboration. We stand with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe everyone should have access to healthcare. All pre-order sales will be refunded,” the brand said.
In the interview, Cooper, known for his dramatic makeup, explained that, although he enjoyed playing “with gender expectations,” he disagrees with the woke agenda that promotes trans treatments in minors.
“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 artist said, adding that he finds it wrong to confuse a six-year-old with ideologies he doesn’t even understand.
“You’re confusing him telling him, ‘Yeah, you’re a boy, but you could be a girl if you want to be.’ It’s even confusing to a teenager. You’re still trying to find your identity,” he said.
According to Cooper, a child’s sexual awareness should be allowed to develop before instilling gender identification ideologies.
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The artist also spoke of the ease of being given to some children to enter women’s private spaces just for saying they feel feminine.
“A guy can walk into a woman’s bathroom at any time and just say, ‘I just feel like I’m a woman today’ and have the time of his life in there, and he’s not in the least bit… He’s just taking advantage of that situation. Well, that’s going to happen. Somebody’s going to get raped, and the guy’s going to say, ‘Well, I felt like a girl that day, and then I felt like a guy.’ Where do you draw this line?” he questioned.