Fox's Andrea Tantaros on transgender people: 'If I self-identify as a cat do I have to pay taxes?'
Fox News host Andrea Tantaros (Fox News/screen grab)

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros speculated on Tuesday that if transgender people could transition from the gender they were assigned at birth then she could "self-identify as a cat" to avoid paying taxes.


During yet another Fox News segment about former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal's racial identity, Tantaros brought up the topic of transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner.

"It does open up the question because of Caitlyn Jenner, if I self-identify as a cat, a feline, do I have to pay income taxes?" Tantaros asked. "I mean, I'm just wondering."

"This opens the door," the Fox News host continued. "Animals don't pay taxes. I just think we're opening the door to a very crazy, crazy debate where people who might not be mentally stable, some who may be, are going to come out and say, 'I self-identify as a' insert animal, insert race, insert a spaceship."

Watch the video below from Fox News via Media Matters.