One America News Network (OANN) host Liz Wheeler claimed that “transgender penguins” at the Sea Life London Aquarium could lead to the destruction of gender, traditional marriage, and family. She argued that the destruction of family would in turn cause people to rely on the government for support, which she claimed is the “goal of liberals.”
During the September 12 segment, Wheeler discussed the London aquarium’s decision to not gender a four-month-old penguin as male or female. The penguin is being raised by a same-sex penguin couple. Wheeler regularly spews anti-trans rhetoric during her show and often dedicates her “Final Point” concluding segment to attacking trans people. Since July 25, Wheeler has claimed that “the transgender movement is a political force that will mandate that you violate your religious beliefs,” asserted that affirming trans children is “child abuse,” and fearmongered that transgender activists in public schools have “the power to essentially take your child away from you with the authority of the federal government.” OANN is a news network that regularly pushes conspiracy theories and has become one of President Trump’s favorite networks.