John Oliver on Sunday returned to the subject of trans rights ― and pulled aside a number of the dumbest but most persistent right-wing speaking factors used to argue in opposition to equality.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has made anti-trans laws a central a part of her agenda, signing a regulation that ― amongst different issues ― basically forbids transgender women from competing in youth sports activities.
But Oliver stepped in with a fact-check.
“Kids aren’t plotting big, deceitful school sports-related cheating schemes just to get what they want,” he stated. “You’re thinking of Lori Loughlin. That’s who you’re thinking of here. You’re confused.”
He additionally seemed on the rising variety of GOP lawmakers citing a debunked conspiracy concept of faculties stocking kitty litter for college students who determine as cats.
“The fact you seem to genuinely think that that’s happening is just heartbreakingly stupid,” he stated after taking part in clips of politicians in Minnesota and different states all repeating that line.
Because when you concentrate on it for actually two seconds the entire thing falls aside. For one, if children had been utilizing litter bins at school, a state consultant from Minnesota wouldn’t be the one breaking that information to you. You would’ve fucking heard about it. If a child shat in a litter field in first interval, it will be the one factor anybody in that state was speaking about by lunch. Minnesota would change its state motto to “Minnesota: Y’know, the state where that kid shit in a litterbox.”
And these weren’t the one right-wing myths and speaking factors he dismantled.
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