O’Reilly guest compares Chaz Bono to heroin addicts, anorexic people
One person certainly hoping Chaz Bono doesn’t win Dancing with the Stars is Dr. Keith Ablow.
The psychiatrist continued his objection towards the transgender child of Sunny and Cher Bono, who is competing on the ABC show, on The O’Reilly Factor Monday evening.
Earlier in the month, Ablow wrote on FoxNews.com, “I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes in which Chaz appears.”
Those comments lead to Albow having a war of words with Megyn Kelly last week, who stated that the doctor’s words were “irresponsible and dangerous.” But there was no serious challenge to Ablow’s controversial thoughts from Bill O’Reilly.
“Mr. Bono is doing more than dancing, he is on a campaign to mainstream transgenderism,” Ablow said. “I have to care more about Americans’ kids as much as I do my own kids. People model their behavior after one another. We wouldn’t invite people with anorexia to go on fashion shows to talk about how wonderful they feel and that they want more liposuction. This is an exact parallel. We have somebody who is not a man, asserting that he is a man. And the bottom line is that this can kindle people who are having trouble with their identity, adolescents, tomboys, boys who are effeminate into thinking, you know what, maybe I’m not those things, maybe I should go the whole way.”
When O’Reilly mentioned how the media would lead parents to influence their kids to see contrasting opinions from Ablow’s assessment on Bono, the psychiatrist vehemently opposed that notion.
“Well Bill, if that’s what you want, open the gates,” Ablow said. “Open up the DSM for our diagnostic manual and psychiatry, take the heroin dependent people, put them on TV with their drug paraphernalia and speak about how happy they are.”
Ablow resigned from the American Psychriatic Association after the organization publicly rebutted his statements on Bono, calling them “opinions, scare tactics and inflammatory language.”
WATCH: Video from Fox News, which appeared on September 20, 2011.