As a public figure, there are certain things you just can’t do. As it happens, stating that it is wrong for parents to sign off on hormone therapy for prepubescent children is one of them.
Comedian Owen Benjamin was scheduled to perform at the University of Connecticut on October 25. On Wednesday, the student group that invited him and administrators pulled the plug on the event, citing concerns over remarks made by Benjamin on giving transgender hormone replacement therapy to young children.
The cancellation of Benjamin’s event confirms the testimonies of comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, John Cleese, and Jim Norton, who have all argued that the stifling aura of political correctness on campus makes it difficult to perform.
In a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News, the University of Connecticut says it is honoring the student group’s right to rescind their offer to Benjamin. “UConn respects Mr. Benjamin’s free speech rights, along with our student group’s right to determine who it wishes to host on campus,” the university wrote. “The University is honoring the contract’s cancellation clause and paying his appearance fee.”
At least the guy got paid.
Nevertheless, the progress we have made as a nation is truly astonishing. Just a decade ago, gays were not allowed to get married. Now, we are giving life-changing hormone treatment to children who want to emulate their favorite trans celebrities.
Speaking of celebrities, many are even forcing these things on their own children. Check out Liev Schreiber killing it at parenting. You da real hero!
On the off-chance that a future employer will read this post, I would like to clarify that I find these developments not only great, but absolutely natural.
In many ways, this is what our racist, bigoted grandparents fought the even more racist and bigoted Nazis for. In fact, when my own grandfather was starving in a POW camp, I bet learning that his great-grandchildren would be able to choose their own genders really would have strengthened his resolve.
Once we find a way to imprison trans-phobic parents who refuse to dose their kids, or simply have CPS take the children away, we will really be making strides. Until then, it is important to shut down anyone who questions the ruling orthodoxy, such as this comedian I’ve never heard of.
Seriously, though, this is great.