A Fox News presenter has been on the receiving end of intense backlash after his ignorant comments about trans children went viral...

Tucker Carlson is known for his controversial opinions...

But recently, he has taken things too far.

The presenter decided to become wildly vocal about his views on trans children.

And it did not sit well with anyone. In fact, his rant was so bad that people have been calling for him to be fired from Fox News.

Now, we all know that in 2020, the LGBTQ+ community is bigger than ever...

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And more and more people are now comfortable coming out as their authentic selves, including those with gender dysphoria.

It is more commonly known as being "transgender."

Transgender people often realize that they have gender dysphoria from a very young age, meaning there are lots of children out there feeling confused and, in some cases, neglected.

It is a heartbreaking reality that many trans children face rejection from their families.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, studies have shown that familial rejection can lead to the LGBTQ+ youth engaging in behaviors and activities that endanger their health, trigger depression, and other mental health issues, and, in some extreme cases, can lead to homelessness and suicide.

Family support is one of the most important things for a child or person coming out as trans...

Child welfare expert, Caitlin Ryan, stated that "family acceptance predicts greater self-esteem, social support, and general health status," for LGBTQ+ youth. "It also protects against depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation and behaviors - issues for which transgender youth are at disproportionate risk."

A transgender child needs love and support...

And parents must respect their wishes by doing simple things such as using the child's preferred gender pronoun and name, reassuring them about the love and support that they will continue to receive, and, most importantly, educating themselves about issues surrounding the trans community.

But of course, coming out as transgender and beginning the transition is never easy...

Despite this being what a person desires, the first few steps into transition are never easy, especially for a child.

From enduring taunting in the school corridors to the social stigma around the issue...

It's a lot for anyone to take in, let alone children.

And it doesn't help when public figures spew vile comments about them either.

As stated earlier, Fox News presenter and journalist, Tucker Carlson went on an ignorant rant about trans children, and to say people were left shocked was an understatement.

The prominent Republican figure decided he wasn't going to hold back on the issue.

On Thursday, during a Fox News segment, he started going off about an HBO documentary about young trans children.

This is what he had to say:

“Across the country, many small children are being given puberty blockers and irreversibly damaging their bodies. Of course, some of them later regret it. It’s grotesque. If you say that out loud, you’re punished. Target will ban your book. You’ll have trouble getting a job."

He continued:

“This isn’t just one parent abusing a child on TV, this is a nationwide epidemic and everyone is too embarrassed to mention it. You’re not allowed to say so."

He then started laying into the Democrats during his vile rant.

“The Democratic Party is 4-square behind it, and Joe Biden has announced that biological men should be allowed access to women’s locker rooms in public schools across the country."

People have claimed that Carlson's comments were filled with mistruths and fueled by hatred.

Which, when you see them on video, is exactly what they are.

Here's the full video:

Let's hope Tucker manages to educate himself on the difficulties that trans people face in life so he can re-think his comments next time. Disgusting behavior. Anyway, if you're in the mood for more cheerful news, then keep scrolling to see how one mom decided to throw her seventeen-year-old trans son a gender reveal party...