As Mario Lopez has come under fire for his controversial comments about raising transgender children, many conservatives, including Donald Trump Jr, have come out in support of the Access host and his remarks.
Lopez appeared on Candace Owens' podcast in June month and suggested that it was 'dangerous' for the parents of transgender children to support their offspring's transition.
The father-of-two issued an apology on Wednesday, calling his own words 'ignorant and insensitive' and saying: 'I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were.'
Many have come out and said they don't believe Lopez had anything to apologize for.
'I literally can't see anything wrong with what Mario Lopez said here that would cause the Outrage Mob try to destroy him,' Don Jr wrote on Twitter.
'He was as reasonable and accepting as anyone could be but because he may have had doubts about letting a 3 Year Old make a permanent decision hes killed? (sic).'
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As Mario Lopez has come under fire for his controversial comments about raising transgender children, many conservatives, including Donald Trump Jr, have come out in support of the Access host and his remarks
'I literally can't see anything wrong with what Mario Lopez said here that would cause the Outrage Mob try to destroy him,' Don Jr wrote on Twitter Wednesday
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro also defended Lopez on Twitter
Matt Walsh, host of a show on The Daily Wire, lambasted critics of Lopez's comments
Conservative commentator mocked the detractors as well
Pundit Ben Shapiro shared similar sentiments, tweeting: 'Mario Lopez said nothing wrong here. Nothing.'
Matt Walsh, host of a show on The Daily Wire, tweeted: 'I see leftists criticizing Mario Lopez for saying 3 year olds can't choose their gender. I haven't seen a single leftist actually explain why he's wrong. That's because they can't explain. Their position is delusional, insane, anti-scientific, superstitious, and morally deranged.'
Fellow conservative talk show host Steven Crowder wrote on Twitter: 'Radical leftists: "Mario Lopez doesn't understand the multi-faceted concept of gender!" ...but 3-yr-olds do???'
Lopez was inexplicably absent from Wednesday's taping of Extra, where fellow hosts Renee Bargh and Tanika Ray addressed the controversy.
They brought in GLAAD director Anthony Ramos and Dr Johanna Olson Kennedy, a leading expert on trans youth development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
'I think the question about when do you know your gender, what age are you when you know your gender, is a very important one because we understand that people know their gender at the age of three or four years old. This is a big body of research that was undertaken in the 1970s,' Olsen-Kennedy said.
Ramos added: 'I think it is important to realize that people can say: 'Yes, I support the community, I have gay friends. My cousin or my aunt is a lesbian.' I think it is wonderful. But at the end of the day it is important to be educated on all aspects of our community.'
Lopez appears to be in hot water with the producers on 'Extra', who released a statement saying: 'While we have enjoyed a long relationship with Mario Lopez, who we know to be a caring person, the opinions he expressed in this interview do not reflect those of Extra. We wholeheartedly embrace our friends from the LGBTQ community and believe they need support and love. For more support on these issues you can go to GLAAD.org.'
DailyMail.com has reached out to reps for Lopez and to the show for more information on his standing at Extra.
Lopez made the remarks on the Candace Owens Show back in June when conservative pundit Owens asked him about what she described as a 'new trend' where Hollywood celebrities are 'saying their child is picking their gender'
Owens name-dropped Charlize Theron, who openly declared last month that her seven-year-old Jackson (above together) identifies as a girl
Lopez bristled at Owens' question, saying: 'I am trying to understand it myself, and please don't lump me into that