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Ablow: Transgender People Are Just Like Heroin Addicts And Anorexics

by David Badash on September 21, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,Media,News

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Dr. Keith Ablow told Bill O’Reilly Monday that Chaz Bono is trying to “mainstream transgenderism,” and said transgender people are just like heroin addicts and anorexics. Ablow, a Fox News commentator, for weeks has been appearing on every media outlet that will have him, attacking transgender activist Chaz Bono, and warning parents that if they let their children watch Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars, their kids may become transgender themselves, because there’s no evidence that they won’t.

READ: Chaz Bono Shows Fox Who’s Boss: “We Are Boycotting Fox”

O’Reilly only mentions that fellow Fox News host Megyn Kelly disagreed with Ablow, but she did in an on-air segment last week. O’Reilly ignores the battle Kelly waged against O’Reilly himself.

READ: Keith Ablow Gets Slammed By Psychologist For Chaz Bono Column – Twice

Via The Raw Story:

“Mr. Bono is doing more than dancing, he is on a campaign to mainstream transgenderism,” Albow said. “I have to care more about Americans’ kids as much as I do my own kids. People model their behavior after one another. We wouldn’t invite people with anorexia to go on fashion shows to talk about how wonderful they feel and that they want more liposuction. This is an exact parallel. We have somebody who is not a man, asserting that he is a man. And the bottom line is that this can kindle people who are having trouble with their identity, adolescents, tomboys, boys who are effeminate into thinking, you know what, maybe I’m not those things, maybe I should go the whole way.”

When O’Reilly mentioned how the media would lead parents to influence their kids to see contrasting opinions from Albow’s assessment on Bono, the psychiatrist vehemently opposed that notion.

“Well Bill, if that’s what you want, open the gates,” Albow said. “Open up the DSM for our diagnostic manual and psychiatry, take the heroin dependent people, put them on TV with their drug paraphernalia and speak about how happy they are.”

Albow resigned from the American Psychriatic Association after the organization publicly rebutted his statements on Bono, calling them “opinions, scare tactics and inflammatory language.”

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coxhere September 21, 2011 at 9:42 am

If this evil homophobe actually has a valid license to practice medicine, he needs to be reported for violating the Hypocratic oath and the code of ethics under which physicians practice.

haviomally September 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

ok…here's the deal. It is, by now, more than obvious that the person with the agenda who is trying desperately to mainstream transphobia…not that it isn't already mainstreamed…is none other than "Dr. Ablow" HOWEVER what we have now is a conspiracy. Dr. Ablow does not own his own network…Fox News is aiding and abetting transphobia. Plain and simple…they just are. By continuing to give Ablow a platform so he can continue to condemn legal behavior constitutes malfeasance on the part of Fox News.

As bad as Ablow is…Fox news is even worse. By holding a microphone for him so he can espouse his phobia against a broad class/group of people, Fox news is "holding the door open" for the perpetrators to "come in and execute their crime". It is now criminal for both Fox News and Ablow to continue to violate the civil rights of transgender persons everywhere. In fact by allowing Ablow to have a microphone, they are now co-conspirators. Their simply is no other way to look at this. Without Fox News, Ablow would simply speak and not be heard. In this respect, Fox News is more of the culprit…they hold the key to this transphobic commentary and could put a serious blow toward his attempt to mainstream transphobia. Or do I have this all wrong?

markieg98 February 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

This is very strange. What happened to live and let live. This is the same as people not liking others because they are in a mixed race marriage. Of course you are still going to have people who are transphobic…just like our racial issues have not been resolved. We all need a thicker skin and should learn the old lesson of our grandparents: "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me". Believe me, this has nothing to do with heroin addicts, although the idea of showing people who are addicted to heroin just how they look and behave on video, may help turn people away from using.

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