Lopez made the comments during an appearance on the Candace Owens podcast last month, suggesting that it was “dangerous” for parents to be supportive of a child’s transition.
Today, he issued a statement to People, saying, “The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were.”
No explanation was given for Lopez’s absence from today’s show, although Extra hosts Renee Bargh and Tanika Ray addressed the controversy by interviewing GLAAD director Anthony Ramos and Dr Johanna Olson Kennedy, an expert on trans youth development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Lopez’s comments were not well-received by the Extra show producers, who issued their own statement today.
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