Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and his gay friends are a pretty potentially intolerant bunch when it comes to transgender children.
“I actually got into a heated discussion with gay friends at dinner over what we would all do if our 6-year-old child came to us and said, hey I was born in the wrong body,” he told “The Howard Stern Show” Tuesday. “A lot of gay people had different thoughts on it.”
Perez’s thought: “I don’t know what I would do in that situation. I’d like to think I’m an open-minded person.” Yeah, pretty open-minded. He added, “And at 6-years-old your brain is not fully developed.”
Six-year-olds know what they know, don’t they? Soon Howard Stern cracked, “Hey let’s send this kid to camp and straighten this thing out.”
Perez took the hypothetical further: “I don’t know what I would do,” he said through nervous laughter. “I know I would love my child no matter what.” (Awe…that’s adorable.)
Stern stated the obvious irony here. “The funny thing is here’s a bunch of gay people sitting around going ‘I don’t know if I could be tolerant of a kid who is transgender’ or something like that,” he said.
Sidekick Robin Quivers jumped in, “But at the same time, sometimes when children say things they don’t even know what they mean and you have to find out really what they are saying.”
“Who has time for that?” asked Stern as Robin let out her signature laughter.
Perez soon threw Shiloh, daughter to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, under the transgender bus. He said she only wears boys clothes. Perez says the parents are “totally cool” with it, but he eventually stressed that it doesn’t necessarily mean she’s transgender.
The conversation naturally devolved into children potentially thinking they are animals.
“What if your kid comes to you and says I want to be a cat?” asked Stern.
Perez had no clear answer for that one, either.