In an op-ed in the New York Post, Fox Nation host Piers Morgan spoke further about the growing trend of companies replacing actual women with transgender individuals in marketing after he discussed the issue on Friday on comedian Bill Maher’s show.
In the op-ed, Morgan noted that he was surprised that Maher’s left-leaning audience responded positively to his remarks about transgender activists — especially influencer Dylan Mulvaney — making a mockery of actual women.
Morgan pointed out that Mulvaney’s partnership with Nike — where the man masquerading as a woman, who has not had so-called “top surgery,” is seen wearing a sports bra — is much more of an issue than his partnership with Bud Light, which has sparked a boycott of the beer from critics of transgender ideology. Morgan argued that Mulvaney’s intentionally exaggerated “prancing” was making a mockery of women.
“I said that for someone who identified as a gay man until last year to be sporting a women’s sports bra, despite having no breasts, as ‘they’ pranced around like a clueless non-athlete, mimicking how a misogynist would scornfully depict a woman doing sport, struck me as a slap in the face to actual women,” he wrote. “And to my surprise, given how liberal Maher’s audience tends to be, my comments were met with loud applause.”
Morgan went on to note that Maher’s other guest, far-left Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), had attempted to push back on his criticism of Mulvaney and the transgender ideology — but the audience once again applauded him when he responded to her.
“Nobody’s questioning trans rights to fairness and equality, what I would question is where trans rights to fairness and equality begin to erode or even destroy, as we’re seeing in women’s sport, the rights of women to fairness and equality,” he told Porter.
The Democrat congresswoman again tried to push back, stating that she “disagreed” with former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines — who has become a prominent voice in standing up against men competing in women’s sports, and has been a target of the rabid transgender activists.
“What do you disagree with, out of interest? What is it she’s said that’s actually wrong?” Morgan asked Porter.
She responded by claiming that Gaines was only speaking out about the issue to “get likes” on social media, but Morgan pushed back by noting that the swimmer-turned-activist was just standing up for fairness and equality for women in sports.
“Riley is speaking up for herself. And that is her prerogative and I respect her free speech,” Porter claimed.
“I think she’s speaking up for pretty much every female athlete in the world,” Morgan replied, prompting applause.
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Morgan reflected on the conversation in his op-ed, noting that it “felt like a moment of reckoning, when an insane ideology hits the buffers of basic common sense, and the public knows it.”
Meanwhile, Riley Gaines has clapped back at Porter for her comments on Maher’s show.
“Hey @RepKatiePorter I’m not speaking up for myself…I’m done playing sports. I’m not fighting for me. I’m actually supposed to be in dental school this year. But I’ve changed my life plans because I see what’s at stake if someone doesn’t fight for the present and next generation,” she tweeted.
Hey @RepKatiePorter I'm not speaking up for myself…I'm done playing sports. I'm not fighting for me. I'm actually supposed to be in dental school this year. But I've changed my life plans because I see what's at stake if someone doesn't fight for the present and next generation https://t.co/4QrPvPbnCC
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) April 15, 2023