Carlos Santana Sparks Controversy For Saying Anti-Trans Remarks At Concert
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Carlos Santana spoke about his anti-trans views in one of his recent concerts and it got mixed reactions.
During his show last month in Atlantic City, the legendary guitarist said to the crowd:
“When God made you and me, before we came out of the womb, you know who you are and what you are.
“Later on, when you grow out of it, you see things, and you start believing that you could be something that…it sounds good, but you know it ain’t right. Because a woman is a woman and a man is a man. That’s it. Whatever you wanna do in the closet, that’s your business. I’m OK with that.”
“I am like this with my brother Dave Chappelle.”
Chappelle, an iconic comedian and actor known for his satirical humor, has been criticized in the past for making transphobic jokes in his stand-ups. In 2022, one of his shows in Minneapolis got canceled due to his comments.
However, during Santana’s speech, some cheers can be heard from the audience who seems to agree with his statement. While other attendees thought it was unnecessary. One person even described it to Consequence as “very disturbing and seemed to come out of nowhere.”
Santana and his representatives haven’t released any comments yet about the incident as of this writing. Meanwhile, the rocker is set to play a residency in Las Vegas that will kick off in September and a documentary about his life, Carlos: The Santana Journey Global Premiere, will come to theaters this fall.
Watch the fan-filmed video below.