Only in the wild world of reality TV could the producers in Hollywood put together a cast of celebrities that are all so left-wing that they manage to make liberal Lance Armstrong look conservative by comparison, but here we are.
On a recent episode of the reality series Stars on Mars, the cycling legend clashed with Modern Family actress Ariel Winter in regards to his stance on biological men competing against biological women, stating that he believes that “transgender” athletes should compete in their own division in order to maintain the fairness and integrity of the others.
The issue originally took place at the dinner table when Armstrong was discussing this issue with Winter as well as several other cast mates when the discussion didn’t go the way Armstrong had planned.
‘Listen, this is real simple: You want to transition, let’s do it. You have your own category. We’re gonna have a whole new division. We’ll celebrate you just like we celebrate everybody else. Let’s go.’ What’s unfair about that?” Said Armstrong.
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Singer Tineshe joined in on the conversation and said that Armstrong’s defense of maintaining separate divisions was “otherizing” these athletes who choose to compete against individuals of another gender, and therefore excluding them.
“Actually no, we’re not excluding anybody,” asserted Armstrong. “By the way, I sound like a right-wing lunatic, I’m not, I’m the most liberal person.” He continued to point out that from the view of a athlete, he understood that there are differences between men and women that must be maintained for competition integrity.
Winter and the other celebrities began to ostracize Armstrong due to his stance on the issue, even calling out his doping scandal as a way to discredit his argument.
Fellow cast-member and figure skater Adom Rippon told the outlet TooFab that at one point “Winter called out Armstrong while they received their daily Covid tests, and said: ‘I forgot you cheated. I forgot you had seven titles and an Olympic gold medal stripped from you for being the head of a doping ring,” and that she didn’t want to continue hearing Armstrong speak about “an unfair advantage from the greatest cheater in American history.”
Winter is correct about one thing: Lancer Armstrong did cheat, that is very well known, and something he has (half-heartedly) admitted to regretting.
However, this does not change the fact that objectively men and women have biological differences, and that it is unfair for biological women at the top of their athletic fields to have to compete against biological men who are taking away their prizes, fame, and opportunities in order to continue pushing the lie that men can become women, and vice versa.
Well, enough was enough for Armstrong, who in the next elimination round of the show announced he was going to self-select for elimination.
“Ariel, let me make this really simple: I don’t need the drama,” said Armstrong. “I busted my a** for nine days, I’m gonna bust my a** on the 10th day, and I’m going to auto-select myself to leave.”
This didn’t sit well with Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams however.
“Nah, I don’t like that. What are you talking about?” She responded. “That’s not even fair for the team for you to say, ‘Oh, I’m gonna opt out.” Despite her protests, Armstrong didn’t change his mind.
“I’m not living in this [habitat] another day with certain people.”
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