Right-wing pundits Glenn Beck and Candace Owens attacked the trans community during Beck's podcast, with him suggesting that if he were the “the Prince of Darkness” and wanted to “destroy people,” he would have created trans people. He also cited them as an example of the destruction of sexuality, gender, family, and “absolutely everything that is the fundamental building block of who we are.”
During the February 27 segment of BlazeTV’s The Glenn Beck Podcast, Owens claimed that the movement for trans equality “is one of the most dangerous” and “evil” things that is happening. These anti-trans comments come a week after Beck claimed openly gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg can’t criticize Trump while citing the Bible because gay people are stoned in it.
Owens has made anti-trans comments in the past, including saying, “I cannot think of anybody’s emotional capabilities that are more unstable than somebody that is transitioning from a male to a female.” She has also called trans women competing in sports and Miss Universe pageants “a complete and utter mockery of modern feminism” while referring to them as “men,” and she mocked Trans Day of Remembrance by asking if there is a “black on black crime Remembrance day.” Trans Day of Remembrance is an annual day of observation held in memory of trans people who have lost their lives to anti-trans violence over the past year. Furthermore, Owens defended actor Mario Lopez after he appeared on her show and claimed that it is “dangerous” for parents to support their trans kids. He later apologized for those comments.