‘Transgender People Are Disgusting’, Says Czech President, Faces Backlash Online

Recently, Hungary passed a law banning any educational content/study material and programs for students under the age of 18 which promoted LGBTQ+ inclusivity and rights. This decision by the Hungarian government received tremendous criticism worldwide, as it was shockingly announced at a time when the rest of the world was celebrating Pride month.

Responding to Hungary’s new law, Czech President Milos Zeman called transgender people “disgusting”. He further added that those undergoing gender reassignment surgeries are committing a “crime”, reports BBC.

“If you undergo a sex-change operation you are basically committing a crime of self-harm,” he said.

The 76-year-old President went on to add,


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“I can understand gays, lesbians and so on. Do you know who I don’t understand at all? The transgender ones. Every surgery is a risk and these transgender people to me are disgusting,”

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While his statements faced massive backlash online, many Czech citizens apologised on his behalf and said that the President’s opinion isn’t a reflection of their ideas.

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