& # 39; I'm Evie, I'm 13, and I'm a transsexual & # 39 ;: uncomfortable moment Scott Morrison faces a young student for his controversial comments on gender
- A transgender student faces Scott Morrison on national television
- It came after the prime minister tweeted about "gender whisperers" in schools
- Evie Macdonald, 13, told Mr. Morrison & # 39; we do not deserve disrespect & # 39;
Bryant Hevesi for Daily Mail Australia
This is the uncomfortable moment when Prime Minister Scott Morrison was confronted by a transgender boy on national television.
Evie Macdonald, thirteen years old, had an energetic message for Mr. Morrison after his controversial comments on the genre earlier this week.
Mr. Morrison had posted on Twitter that "we do not need" gender whisperers "in our schools, let the children be children.
Transgender Evie Macdonald, 13 (pictured) has faced Prime Minister Scott Morrison for a tweet he wrote about "gender whisperer"
The comment was in response to media reports about training elementary teachers to identify potential transgender students.
On Thursday night at The Channel Ten Project, Evie provided a video message that was played while the program was interviewing Mr. Morrison.
"My name is Evie Macdonald and I am 13 years old and I am a transgender girl," she said in the video.
"There are thousands of children in Australia who are diverse in terms of gender and we do not deserve to be respected that way through tweets from our Prime Minister.
I know what it is to be on the receiving end of attitudes like this. I went to a Christian school where I had to pretend I was a child and spent weeks in conversion therapy.
"We have a childhood and mine was stolen by attitudes like this."
Mr. Morrison had posted on Twitter earlier this week that "gender whisperers" were not needed in schools
Mr. Morrison (pictured) said he loved "all Australians" regardless of their background, in response to Evie's comments.
In response, the Prime Minister said: "I love all Australians, whatever their origin."
He said that while there was a place for clinical advice and counseling, he did not want to see teachers taking on the role of parents.
"The point I was making was simply this: I want children to be allowed to be children and I want parents to be respected as parents of those children," said Mr. Morrison.
"I do not think teachers take the place of parents and the decisions that families make."
Mr. Morrison added that he had been referring to a practice in which "others enter into that conversation … and stand between the role of a father and that child."