Do you remember the movie Ladybugs? It was a very bad Rodney Dangerfield movie in which a girls’ high-school soccer coach dressed his fiance’s athletic teenage son up in drag to gain an edge over the competition. For years, it was safe to assume that no one took the premise of this movie seriously… until now.
On Fox & Friends on Tuesday, co-host Brian Kilmeade expressed alarm at the growing acceptance of transgender teenagers and fretted that some sneaky coach could dress a bunch of boys up as girls to cheat in local athletic competitions.
“In an environment where people are taking performance enhancing drugs to do better in sports you know we’re going to be in the situation where, well, we’d like to win our first state championship so let’s let a few men — excuse me, some boys play with the girls’ team and then take the controversy and also take the trophy,” Kilmeade said.
Fox & Friends guest Laura Ingraham shared Kilmeade’s concerns and told a story of how she and her championship high-school field hockey team once played against boys in her school who didn’t regularly play the sport, but who nonetheless defeated the girls.
“They killed us,” she explained. “We were number one in the state. They were faster. They were stronger. And they — I mean, it made me really mad, but they had better hand/eye coordination and never picked up a stick before. So is this fair to the other girls competing? I mean, I don’t think it’s really fair.”
So there you have it: Transgender teens will not only supposedly ruin the magic of using high-school bathrooms, but they’ll also destroy girls’ athletic self-esteem as well.
Check out the whole video, courtesy of Media Matters, below.