(Headline USA) A retired Navy SEAL who became famous nearly 10 years ago after coming out as transgender announced this month that he is detransitioning and called on Americans to “wake up” to the threat of gender ideology.
“Everything you see on CNN with my face, do not even believe a word of it,” Chris Beck, who formerly went by Kristin Beck, said in a recent interview with conservative commentator Robby Starbuck.
“Everything that happened to me for the last 10 years destroyed my life,” Beck continued. “I destroyed my life. I’m not a victim. I did this to myself, but I had help.”
Beck said he takes “full responsibility” for the choices he made.
“I went on CNN and everything else, and that’s why I’m here right now. I’m trying to correct that,” he explained.
Beck came out as a transgender in 2013 during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Now, he said he believes the media “used” him to advance its own leftist beliefs.
“I was very naive,” he told Starbuck. “I was in a really bad way and I got taken advantage of. I got propagandized. I got used badly by a lot of people who had knowledge way beyond me. They knew what they were doing. I didn’t.”
The reason Beck has decided to publicly speak up again is to protect children from the threat of transgenderism, he said.
“There are thousands of gender clinics being put up over all of America,” he said.
“As soon as [kids] go in and say, ‘I’m a tomboy’ or ‘This makes me feel comfortable,’ and then a psychologist says, ‘Oh, you’re transgender.’ And then the next day, you’re on hormones—the same hormones they are using for medical castration for pedophiles,” he continued. “Does this seem right? This is why I am trying to tell America to wake up.”