'Disgusting!' North Carolina Lt Governor Mark Robinson slammed online after he calls for arrest of trans people using women's toilets

'Disgusting!' North Carolina Lt Governor Mark Robinson slammed online after he calls for arrest of trans people using women's toilets
North Carolina's Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson has called for the arrest of transgender individuals who use women's restrooms (Facebook/robinsonfornc)

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina's Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson has ignited a firestorm of controversy with his recent comments advocating for the arrest of transgender individuals using women's restrooms.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Greenville, where he is vying to become the state's next governor, Robinson made his stance clear, prompting a wave of condemnation online.

Robinson's controversial stance

During the rally, footage captured Robinson addressing the crowd, asserting, "We're going to defend women in this state. That means if you're a man on Friday night, and all of a sudden on Saturday, you feel like a woman, and you want to go in the women's bathroom in the mall, you will be arrested — or whatever we got to do to you."

He further emphasized, "If you are a man, you better go to the men's bathroom. If you are confused find a corner outside."



 

Robinson's remarks have drawn swift criticism from his political opponents within the Republican Party. While his rivals for the gubernatorial nomination have refrained from directly addressing or condemning his statements, they have called him out for his divisive rhetoric.

A spokesman for candidate Bill Graham expressed concerns over Robinson's impact on GOP prospects, telling WUNC, "Mark Robinson will lose and hurt all GOP candidates if he is the nominee. His comments about the Holocaust being hogwash along with his demeaning comments about women will wreck GOP chances for regaining the White House and the governorship here in North Carolina."

Similarly, State Treasurer Dale Folwell labeled Robinson as "history's latest example of someone who's trying to rise to power based on telling people who to hate."

This is not the first time Robinson has courted controversy with his outspoken views. In 2021, he faced backlash after referring to gay and transgender individuals as "filth" and asserting that discussions about LGBTQ+ issues have no place in schools.

"I'm saying this now, and I've been saying it, and I don't care who likes it: Those issues have no place in a school," he said at the time. "There's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality - any of that filth."

Despite criticism, Robinson has remained steadfast in his stance, reaffirming his use of the derogatory term and alleging that children are being "abused in schools" that support LGBTQ+ rights.

"And yes, I called it filth. And if you don't like it that I called it filth, come see me and I'll explain it to you," he said. "It's time for us to stop letting these children be abused in schools, and it's not going to happen till the people of God stand up and demand different, same ones that established those schools, to begin with."



 

Robinson's history of controversial remarks stretches back to 2016 when he condemned homosexuality as an "abominable sin" in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting.

His latest comments come amid the ongoing debate over transgender rights, particularly in North Carolina, where the state grappled with the repercussions of the infamous "bathroom bill" in 2016.

The legislation, which sought to restrict transgender individuals from using public facilities corresponding to their gender identity, sparked international headlines and economic boycotts before eventually being partially repealed due to mounting pressure.

Social media rips into Robinson

Robinson's remarks have been met with considerable pushback on social media.

"People can’t afford to eat and he’s talking bathrooms when we never had a problem. they create one Holy God Almighty. Priorities," one commented.

"This man is disgusting! How can you say such things to humans and spread so much hate?!?!? #messedup #nohate," another wrote.

"If someone told him that crap, only substituted black people for trans people, I wonder how many seconds it would take him to go nuclear," someone else chimed in.

"I see to remember when certain types of people weren't allowed to use the same bathrooms as others. Maybe he forgot," another reacted.



 



 



 



 

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