Tommy Lee says he’s “the happiest son of a bitch alive!” after he deleted comments from the ultra-conservative network OAN on social media that he considered transphobic
Tommy Lee defended himself after removing what many considered a transphobic post from his social media account.
The drama began Friday when the Mötley Crüe drummer, 60, whose former guitarist is currently suing the band, reposted a clip from One America News in which anchor Lisa Wheeler delivered an opinion piece.
“After transgender and transracial, we became trans-abled,” she said. “Yeah, this one is really messed up.”
Wheeler then listed rare incidents from several years ago where a few people deliberately mutilated themselves. She did not say they suffered from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled, harmed themselves.
Pushback: Tommy Lee removed a comment from OAN deemed transphobic after receiving pushback for the social media post on Friday
She also referred to a man who allegedly tried to hire a babysitter to treat him like a baby. The anchor did not mention that the man had been arrested on charges of human trafficking for the scam.
She ended the sermon by saying, “If a child can be transgender because he feels like a girl, who are we to tell a child to go to school or obey his parents or refuse him a beer if he orders one. You can’t have both.’
When Tommy shared the clip, he added his own comment, “What’s the end people?!?!” TMZ.
Questlove was one of the first to clap back, writing ‘OAN tho? #unfollow’ but friend Crissangel agreed with the rocker writing ‘100%’.
After deleting the clip, the Wild Side artist took to Instagram with a lengthy message saying, “I’ve removed my “controversial” post because I’m in no way transphobic or against the LGBTQIA+ community… .’
“S***, I’m the happiest bastard there is!” he fought on the message written against a background of pink penises.
He explained that the clip was intended to draw attention to the rare incidents of self-mutilation.
“I just don’t agree with how far some things have gone. I just find it odd that some people blind themselves because they think they should have been born blind.’
Commentary: OAN presenter Liz Wheeler compared being transgender to a rare instance of people mutilating themselves because they “feel” they should be disabled. She did not mention that they suffered from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a rare mental illness
Gayest: Tommy said in a lengthy post that he wasn’t transphobic and called himself “the gayest motherf***er out there!”
Thinking: Tommy said he posted the comment because Wheeler’s allegations “have me thinking…about where this and our world are all going”
“I’m born female and identify as male, or born male and identify female, or whatever,” he said.
He then referred to some of Wheeler’s other accusations, he wrote, “but when people start identifying as babies or animals… WTF!”
“I posted that because it got me thinking (and you should too) about where this and our world is all headed.”
The Grammy winner added a postscript, writing alongside the explanation: “AAaaand…don’t even get me started on the AI s**t…before you know it you’re wondering if there’s anything in this world real or whatever. it seems.’