A social media outrage mob descended on Mario Lopez for exclaiming the ever so controversial opinion that three-year old kids… shouldn’t be raised as trans because, you know, they’re three.
Lopez, in response, gave into the mob and apologized.
"The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were," Lopez said to CNN. "I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful."
Sadly, this didn’t seem to quell many in the mob’s rage. They smelled blood in the water, and they were going to finish the job, as even after his apology, some were still calling for Lopez’s job.
This has caused a slew of individuals to come out in defense of Lopez, including transgender Navy SEAL Kristin Beck.
“He said ‘Hey, I’m sorry’, can’t that be enough?” said Beck in an interview with the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill. “Are people allowed to make mistakes?”
Beck then went on to say that she believed that Lopez “shouldn’t be fired.”