In recognition of Father’s Day, CNN featured a story of a woman who identifies as a man, who gave birth and breastfed her child before mutilating her body by having her breast removed.
“He gave birth. He breastfed,” the tweet from CNN declared. “Now, he wants his son to see him as a man.”
— CNN (@CNN) June 15, 2018
The transgender man, Sabastion Sparks, is married to a transgender woman, Angela Sparks — to recap, a man who believes he’s a woman married a woman who believes she’s a man — and the story highlights challenges transgender families face.
CNN reports that Sabastion was “assigned the female gender at birth,” as if someone accidentally checked the wrong box — and since “he” was a female and his wife was a male, they conceived their son the conventional way.
But in showing readers an apple and calling it a banana in an attempt to mainstream transgender behavior, CNN may not have bargained for the reaction on social media.
This is an apple. Some people might try and tell you that it’s a banana, they might scream banana, banana, banana over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.” pic.twitter.com/CTkywpOgJO
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 15, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other reactions from Twitter and to be honest, it was brutal.
Just do me a favor and never, ever lecture about science if you think "he gave birth" is a sentence that makes sense https://t.co/w7TkTFU5BR
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 15, 2018
And I want my son to see me as a flying superhero who is faster than a speeding bullet and can leap tall buildings in a single bound. But that's bulls*** too, so he won't. https://t.co/v0aTPKJ2Mt
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 15, 2018
— ❌ Independent Conservative (@PlumbNC) June 17, 2018
Did you just assume that child's gender? https://t.co/HHOdhk8uzz
— FaustianGent (@FaustianGent) June 16, 2018
This is disgusting and outrageous! It's evident that nobody cares about the mental health of the infant and his development within a real family. This is the reason why I think CNN is garbage. @FernandoAmandi @glennbeck #CNNFakeNews #ProLife @actuallcom @VoxSalamanca @vox_es https://t.co/MRHRt0Fr1y
— Teresa J Marmolejos (@VaMaFraVi) June 15, 2018
Classic CNN. https://t.co/ukYOtV6QOr
— Kristin Tate (@KristinBTate) June 15, 2018
— hannah ❥ (@hannnnah_travis) June 15, 2018
This is a banana. She may identify as an apple, she may insist she was always an apple, she may accuse you of "applephobia," the government may fine you for not agreeing she's an apple… But nonetheless, she's still bananas. https://t.co/hTzoedpQxS
— Scott A. McClare (@RansomOttawa) June 15, 2018
The DNA is female, surgery and medication has transgendered. At its core Sabastion Sparks and his partner are lost souls. Their choice. Wrong. Biblically speaking Jeremiah 1:5 They say God was wrong. pic.twitter.com/hQqzXxjqI6
— Brian Anderson (@truthteller1961) June 15, 2018
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