Mario Lopez attacked by left for saying toddlers should not pick gender. Grovels to be forgiven.

Television personality Mario Lopez is facing attacks from the rabid left for being critical of parents who allow their children to self-identify when it comes to gender, saying they are setting a “dangerous” example.

Lopez was doing an interview with conservative activist Candace Owens on her PragerU video series and Owens mentioned actress Charlize Theron, in citing a “weird trend” in Hollywood — in an interview earlier this year, Theron explained how she allowed her then 3-year-old son to determine that he is no longer a boy.

“Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,” Theron told the Daily Mail. “Until she looked at me when she was 3 years old and said, ‘I am not a boy!’”

Noting that small children don’t always mean what they say, Owens said she had a hard time understanding “this new Hollywood mentality where they just think their children now have the mental authority.”

Lopez responded with a simple application of common sense.

“I am trying to understand it myself, and please don’t lump me into that whole [group]. I’m kind of blown away too,” he said. “Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids obviously and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then, well, OK, then you’re going to a boy or a girl, whatever the case may be.”

“It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on,” he added, before pointing out that as a kid “you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid.”

The full interview is seen here:

The honest opinion shared by the actor drew a response from the intolerant left, with the Humans Rights Campaign tweeting: “Mario Lopez’s comments are dangerous to the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth, especially trans children who deserve to be loved and accepted for who they are.”

And that was just the beginning of the attacks against the 45-year-old actor. For the left, dissent simply will not be tolerated.

Here’s a sampling of the negativity as seen on Twitter:

Understanding where his bread is buttered, Lopez would soon backtrack on remarks that NBC News labeled as “controversial.”

In a statement to NBC News, he said his remarks were “ignorant and insensitive” and added that he now has “a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were.”

“I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I’m going to use this opportunity to better educate myself,” Lopez added. “Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”

Not that Lopez didn’t have his share of support — from the right side of the political aisle, of course.

Here’s a sampling of responses in his favor from Twitter:


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