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Carlos Santana is criticized for transphobic comments and issues an apology

2023-08-30T15:30:33+00:00
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Carlos Santana is criticized for transphobic comments (Photo: Mezcalent)
  • Carlos Santana made transphobic comments.
  • He faced harsh criticism.
  • The musician issued an apology.

Carlos Santana recently made transphobic comments. Fans were upset by what he said during a concert.

It happened in July when Santana made some harsh remarks during a live show.

His words have been shared widely on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

After being accused of transphobia, Santana issued a press release apologizing to his fans.

What did Carlos Santana say?

Carlos Santana, transphobic comments
Photo: Mezcalent

In July, Santana made negative comments about trans people during a concert in New Jersey.

«When God made you and me, before we came out of the womb, you know who you are and what you are,» said the guitarist.

He condemned gender reassignment: «[A] woman is a woman and a man is a man — that’s it.»

«Later on when you grow up, and you see things and you start believing that you could be something that sounds good but you know it ain’t right.»

Carlos Santana said people should stay in the closet

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Photo: Mezcalent

Carlos Santana wants people to stay in the closet and keep their sexuality and gender identity private.

«Whatever you wanna do in the closet, that’s your business, I’m OK with that,» Santana said during the controversial July concert.

Advocate reported that Santana mentioned comedian Dave Chappelle in his remarks, who is known for his anti-LGBTQ comments.

Santana’s transphobic comments sparked outgrage in the LGBTQ community worldwide.

He issued an apology

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Carlos Santana was recently accused of being transphobic due to his remarks at the New Jersey concert.

The guitarist felt the need to issue an apology on Facebook after the outcry.

«I am sorry for my insensitive comments. They don’t reflect that I want to honor and respect all person’s ideals and beliefs,» Santana began.

«What I said hurt people, and that was not my intention. I apologize to the trans community and to everyone I offended.»

Santana says he respects all people

Carlos Santana, transphobic comments
Photo: Mezcalent

Carlos Santana also stated in his Facebook apology that respects everyone’s beliefs.

«I want to honor and respect all person’s ideals and beliefs whether they are LGBTQ or not,» the musician continued.

«This is the planet of free will and we have all been given this gift. II will now pursue this goal to be happy and have fun…»

«…and for everyone to believe what they want and follow in your hearts without fear. It takes courage to grow and glow in the light that you are and to be true, genuine, and authentic.»

Comments were limited on his Facebook profile

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Photo: Mezcalent

Carlos Santana limited comments on his Facebook profile after issuing the apology.

The singer prevented over 7.8 million people following him on the platform from commenting on the controversy.

«Everyone is important, meaningful, and invaluable,» Santana assured in another recent Facebook post.

Reactions on social media were highly divided regarding Santana and his comments about the transgender community.

Carlos Santana is a respected artist

Carlos Santana
Photo: Mezcalent

Carlos Santana is a renowned Mexican-American guitarist born in Jalisco, Mexico on July 20, 1947.

Santana is known for founding the band Santana in 1966.

Santana pioneered blending Latin music with rock, which was innovative for its time.

Currently, Santana is one of the most influential guitarists in the music industry in the United States and Mexico.

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