As Twitchy reported earlier, Bill Maher triggered plenty when he suggested on his show that maybe the huge spike in the number of transgender youth isn’t a biological phenomenon. Abigail Shrier wrote a whole book about it, which led disgraced fact-checker and human being Talia Lavin to lump her in with the Buffalo mass shooter — Shrier wants those teen girls fertile so they can make more white babies, right?
We’ve never heard of Status Coup News, which describes itself in its Twitter bio as “on-the-ground independent journalism,” but one of its journalists suggested that Bill Maher have some transgender youth on his show if he thinks they’re just doing it to be trendy. As backup, he posts some video of a transgender high school student explaining that he mostly hangs around queer people and everyone he knows is suicidal. There are a lot of pressures on young trans people … like having to get up early for school. Listen: We don’t mean to make light of whatever it is these kids are going through … but we’re not sure how this disproves anything that Maher is suggesting.
Maybe Bill Maher should have transgender youth on his show to tell them they're feeling suicidal & on anti-depressants to be trendy. @StatusCoup spoke w/ LGBTQ+ FL teens.
"We're being persecuted—why would we want to be something that's gonna be gone after by everyone around us?" pic.twitter.com/0OhUmfHhcy
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) May 21, 2022
And an expert to explain there is zero evidence that affirmation, drugs or surgery has any effect on the rate of suicidal ideation or the need for antidepressants etc.
— I Am Jack's Complete Lack of Surprise 😎 (@kbrunolieber) May 21, 2022
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Me waking up at 5 in college to commute for an hour and a half between cramed up public transport and running on the street plus having the same social pressure to graduate from an overly bureocratic public university with no connection to the labor market, but bless their hearts
— Ene₳s 🦠 (@hard2smite) May 21, 2022
Kids describing the most mundane requirements of student life, and ‘it’s all just so much’…
— birth_of_cessation (@CessationOf) May 21, 2022
Can you post the full link to this interview? Do they ever explain why everyone in their social group is suicidal and on anti-depressants? America has a huge issue with depression rates in general rising
— Jerrell 🥷🏿 (@Jerrell_Frazier) May 21, 2022
Most of the country is feeling suicidal and is on anti-depressants. Has nothing to do with LGBTQ or trans or whatever. Take a f#cking look at what we've done to ourselves and to a once great country.
— TheCatsMeow (@LB22222222) May 21, 2022
Let’s see how these kids are doing in ten years. I’m sure changing genders is going to work out spectacularly for them.
— Butthurt Batman (@ButthurtBM) May 21, 2022
So all of them on suicide watch doesn't tell you anything?
— Granite State News Force (@GraniteStNews) May 21, 2022
I can’t help but think the imagined persecution despite mainstream companies, media and governments being completely aligned with the LGBTQ agenda has to come from somewhere else. Could it be the dissonance between mind and body where body always wins, or is it the drugs?
— Gugge (@RadioGugge) May 21, 2022
Honestly, where’s the persecution coming from? We keep seeing videos of schools going out of their way to accommodate transgender kids, such as mandating tampon dispensers in boys’ restrooms and maintaining “transition closets” so kids can change out of the clothes their parents put them in and be their authentic selves.
Perhaps their sense of persecution is as fantastical as their sense of being a gender they are not. Perhaps depression is a symptom of mental health issues, which manifest in bizarre gender dysphoria, etc. They need to toil in the fields. That’ll help them align with reality.
— Epictetus (@Epictetus_0) May 21, 2022
Maybe, but we can’t talk about that.
Show the rest of the clip where Status Coup News gives an in-depth investigation into why transgender students are prescribed so many anti-depressants? This kid’s talking about suicidal thoughts … did they do anything about it?
Bill Maher’s trending take on the ‘spike in trans children’ is triggering the Left https://t.co/MRowMj6ZRJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 21, 2022