Alice Cooper DROPPED by Vampyre Cosmetics who market goth-themed makeup- after opposing trans surgeries for kids and claiming it was a ‘fad’
Alice Cooper was dropped by a cosmetics company for a day after making comments against gender-affirming care for children.
The rock star, known for his signature black eyeliner, claimed transgender surgeries were a “fad” and said he thought it was “wrong” for kids to get confused.
He was fired by Vampyre Cosmetics on Thursday following his comments, just two weeks after signing a partnership agreement with the company.
The brand, which markets goth-themed makeup, lipstick, and palettes, signed a deal with him to sell a collection of mascara, guitar, and amp-shaped makeup palettes and Cooper-style microphone lipsticks.
Vampyre Cosmetics released a statement saying it would no longer be working with Cooper “in light of recent statements” and that it stands with the LGBTQ community.
Alice Cooper was dropped by a cosmetics company for a day after making comments against gender-affirming care for children
Vampyre Cosmetics, which markets goth-themed makeup, lipstick and palettes, has signed an agreement with him to sell a collection of makeup palettes in the form of Cooper style mascara, guitar and amp and lipsticks in microphone style.
The brand has issued a statement saying it will no longer be working with Cooper “in light of recent statements” and that it stands behind the LGBTQ community
Cooper, known for hits ‘School’s Out’ and ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’, shared his thoughts in an interview with music website Stereo gum on Wednesday.
“I understand there are transgender cases, but I’m afraid it’s also a fad,” he said.
“I’m afraid there are many people who claim to be this just because they want to be.”
The musician, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, said he disagreed with transgender care for children.
“I think it’s wrong if you have a six-year-old who has no idea,” he added.
“He just wants to play, and you confuse him by telling him, ‘Yeah, you’re a boy, but you could be a girl if you wanted to.’
Cooper, 75, claimed it was ‘confusing’ for children and teens and described the issue as ‘absurd’.
The rock star, known for his signature black eyeliner, claimed transgender surgeries were a ‘fad’ and said he thought it was ‘wrong’ for kids to be confused
Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, said he disagreed with transgender care for children
He said, “You’re still trying to find your identity, and yet there’s something going on, ‘Yeah, but you can be anything you want. You can be a cat if you want to’.
“I mean, if you identify as a tree… And I say, ‘Come on! What are we in, a Kurt Vonnegut novel?’
“It is so absurd that it has now reached the absurd.”
Cooper also targeted “the whole waking thing,” asking, “Who makes the rules?”
“Is there a building somewhere in New York where people sit down every day and say, ‘Okay, we can’t say ‘mother’ right now. We should say birth person. Do you have to put that on the wire right now?’
“Who is this person making these rules? I do not understand. I’m not old fashioned about it. I’m logical about it.’
His comments were not well received by Vampyre Cosmetics, which canceled its partnership with the musician the next day and issued refunds to those who pre-ordered products.
“In light of recent statements by Alice Cooper, we will no longer be doing a makeup collaboration,” it wrote on Instagram.
Vampyre Cosmetics has 130 stores, mostly in New Orleans. The brand describes itself as ‘proudly owned by women, owned by the disabled and owned by LGBT+’
“We stand with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe that everyone should have access to healthcare. All pre-order sales will be refunded.’
It’s not clear how much the partnership between Cooper and the company was worth.
Vampyre Cosmetics has 130 stores, mostly in New Orleans. The brand describes itself as ‘proudly owned by women, owned by the disabled and owned by LGBT+’.
Karen Holton, the company’s managing owner, said: ‘We are queer, disabled and proudly neurodiverse women who work around the clock to bring you cosmetics that are packaged in such a unique way… you exclaim, ‘Holy Crap!’ when you see it.’
Dailymail.com has reached out to representatives for Vampyre Cosmetics and Cooper for comment.