Rockstar singer Alice Cooper was dropped by an LGBTQ+ owned cosmetics brand after he deemed the trans community as going through a "fad".
In an interview with Stereogum, Cooper was asked on the trend of gender-affirming care. This question, caused a flashback, as an interview with SPEC dating back to 1974, circulated back and where the singer said, “everyone in the future will be bisexual.”
“I’m understanding that there are cases of transgender, but I’m afraid that it’s also a fad and I’m afraid there’s a lot of people claiming to be this just because they want to be that,” Cooper said. “I find it wrong when you’ve got a six-year-old kid who has no idea. He just wants to play, and you’re confusing him telling him, ‘Yeah, you’re a boy, but you could be a girl if you want to be.’”
[He added,] “If you have these genitals, you’re a boy. If you have those genitals, you’re a girl,” Cooper told the music blog. “There’s a difference between ‘I am a male who is a female,’ or ‘I’m a female that’s a male’ and wanting to be a female. You were born a male. Okay, so that’s a fact. You have these things here. Now, the difference is you want to be a female. Okay, that’s something you can do later on if you want to. But you’re not a male born a female."
That's when the beauty brand Vampire Cosmetics decided to drop the rockstar from his collar with them. This all went down the drain within less than two weeks after the deal was announced.
“In light of recent statements by Alice Cooper, we will no longer be doing a makeup collaboration,” Vampyre Cosmetics wrote in a statement on Aug. 24. “We stand with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe everyone should have access to healthcare.”
According to its website, Vampyre Cosmetics is a women-owned, disabled-owned, and LGBTQ-owned cosmetics brand that sells vegan, cruelty-free and talc-free products.