Candace Owens is back in the news for disparaging comments she made about transgenderism, which she thinks is “an ill, it’s a cancer and we should fight it.”
On Tuesday, the extreme right-wing political commentator appeared on Daily Wire to express her frustration with the ideology, stating that it “cannot survive itself.”
“We’re seeing this all around the world in society right now, by the way. Sociology is currently competing with biology,” the 34-year-old said. “It begs the question, will ideology and sociology trump biology in the future? And I think the answer to that is absolutely not. I rest in comfort knowing that in the end biology wins. That’s just one example. Eunuchs cannot reproduce. So we have a bunch of people that are super worried about transgenderism. Yes, it’s an ill, it’s a cancer and we should fight it. But it is not an ideology that can survive itself because, well, it can’t reproduce.”
The comments come just weeks after Owens came under fire after speaking out against a recent ad produced by Skims, the multi-million-dollar clothing brand owned by Kim Kardashian.
The ad in reference is a shot of a model wearing a nude-colored bra and matching panties set while sitting in a wheelchair. The ad was to promote the brand’s Adaptive Collection, designed for wearers with limited mobility.
“I don’t really understand how far we’re going to take this inclusivity thing,” Owens said on her podcast. “Look, I assume that people who’re in wheelchairs also have to buy bras, have to buy underwear, I just assume that is a thing. I didn’t know that we needed to see that in our face,” she continued. “I didn’t know that now we’re going to have to look forward to campaigns where women that are in wheelchairs are now wearing bras and underwear because we as a society cannot get to the bottom of our ridiculousness.”
Since the podcast’s release, dozens of angered social media users took to the internet to repudiate the Connecticut native for her irresponsible remarks.
One user included actor Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “Candace Owens, do you know when you have seen pictures of me how f*cking hard it was to get my clothes on?” wrote on Twitter. “A team has to help me! So I’m excited for accessibility clothing for me and my community. Hope you wake.”
Following the interview, Owens has since issued an apology.
“If I was a model that was in this campaign, and I heard Candace say ‘what is this,’ I would probably be offended. So I apologize to her.”