Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield claimed that Nickelodeon “went off the deep end” with its “transgender indoctrination” after the children’s channel aired a music video performed by a drag queen in honor of Pride Month.
The music video features 42-year-old recording artist and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Andrew Levitt, who also goes by the name Nina West.
In two minutes and 30 seconds, West explains the meaning behind the colors of the rainbow and encourages children to be proud of who they are.
‘Red means life, because life is a gift. Orange means healing and we must persist in healing the world and healing ourselves,” West sings amid animations of children holding hands and rainbow flags waving high.
Before showing a clip of the music video, Stinchfield, who hosts a daily show of the same name on conservative Newsmax, warns his guests that he’s about to show them a “doozy.”
“Not that I have anything against gays, whatever it may be, but their transgender indoctrination of children has just been taken aback,” he says.
“Do you understand how many questions parents get after that?”
Stinchfield (center) hosts a show of the same name on conservative cable channel Newsmax
West, 42, was born Andrew Levitt. He became famous in season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race
Guest Isabella Riley dug in even further, saying Nickelodeon may have “sinister motives.”
“Like you said, I have no problem with gays. I don’t care about transgender people. My problem is you’re shoving it down everyone’s throats, and I reject any pride month that just celebrates identity politics,” she said.
She called the video “creepy” and said she “never wants children again.”
“I don’t want to bring them into a world where this is forced on them, and it’s scary, including critical race theory in public schools,” she continued, bringing up another lightning rod topic that has become a rallying cry for conservatives across the country. .
Pride Month, which commemorates the June 28, 1969 Stonewall riots that sparked the modern gay rights movement, is celebrated in June in the United States.
In the two minutes and thirty seconds video, drag queen Nina West urges children to be proud of who they are
The Newsmax segment was posted on Twitter by Jason Campbell, a researcher at Media Matters, an organization that considers itself “the country’s foremost progressive media watchdog.”
Campbell’s followers were outraged by the Newsmax segment.
“How strange, people who don’t have a problem with gays or trans people do have a problem with gays and trans people,” said one Twitter user.
“I’m glad she doesn’t want kids,” added singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, referring to Riley’s comments.
“It’s an educational tool discussed by people who can’t be educated,” said another user.
In May, Stinchfield joined The Morning Answer, a show broadcast on AM radio throughout Southern California.
“My goal is simply to amplify the tireless struggle AM 870 and AM 590 are already waging against the enemies of freedom, capitalism and democracy,” he said in a statement. statement at that moment.
This isn’t Stinchfield’s first time in hot water.
Last month, he came under fire for calling Israel the “homeland” of American Jews.
He was replaced by a different host for a few days, but Newsmax reported: Business Insider this was due to a ‘vacation that was planned a while ago’.
The Newsmax clip was posted by an investigator from the progressive watchdog Media Matters
“Do you understand how many questions parents get after that?” Stinchfield early
Guest Isabella Riley called the video ‘creepy’ and said she ‘never wants kids’
Last month, Stinchfield came under fire for calling Israel the “homeland” of American Jews. After that, he didn’t appear on his own show for the rest of the week