Mario Lopez slams Charlize Theron for 'allowing' her child Jackson to switch genders, says the trend is 'dangerous' and 'alarming'

Mario Lopez, 45, made his comment on letting children transition genders on 'The Candace Owens Show' last month


                            Mario Lopez slams Charlize Theron for 'allowing' her child Jackson to switch genders, says the trend is 'dangerous' and 'alarming'

Mario Lopez said that he did not understand parents who let their children transition genders while appearing on 'The Candace Owens Show' last month.

The 45-year-old spoke with the talk show host about what Owens described as a 'weird trend' coming out of Hollywood, citing Charlize Theron's upbringing of her daughter Jackson, 7, who identifies as a transgender girl.

Lopez's comments come after Theron told the Daily Mail in April, "I thought she was a boy, too, until she looked at me when she was three-years-old and said, 'I am not a boy!'"

Mario Lopez Tapes "Extra" at The Levi's Store Times Square on May 17, 2019, in New York City. (Getty)

Responding to this, Lopez said: "My God if you're three-years-old, I just think it's dangerous as a parent to make this determination then ... it's sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on."

Lopez has two children--Gia,8, and Dominic, 5-- with his wife Courtney Laine Mazza.

He further added that parents need to let their children be children but "at the same time, you got to be the adult in the situation." He also shared that a child's "formative years" are a much more appropriate time to have such conversations as before that is "way too young". 

The show host Candace Owens also drew on her personal experience with children and said she was trying to understand "this new Hollywood mentality where they just think their children now have the mental authority." To this, Owens replied by saying: "I am trying to understand it myself and please don’t lump me into that whole [group]." 

Jackson Theron, actress Charlize Theron and actor Sean Penn attend the Points of Light generationOn Block Party on April 18, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty)

Back in April, Theron had told DailyMail that like any other parent she was also protective of her daughters.

"They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide," she said.

"And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that," she added. 

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