A popular Colombian model thinks chicken injected with hormones can "turn" a child gay.
Colombia's CaracolTV filmed 39-year-old model Natalia Paris apparently arguing that hormones in chicken are turning children gay. The model reportedly made the comments as she greeted fans outside a store in Bogota, according to the New York Daily News.
In the video clip, Paris claims girls between the ages of 7 and 10 are starting to develop sooner because hormones in poultry make everything in the body accelerate.
"That's why those boys who are eating those chickens... they're starting to turn into homosexuals," she says, later adding that we need to be aware of the things we consume.
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"When you hear this kind of a statement from a public figure like Natalia Paris, we must express our total outrage," FENAVI president Andres Fernando Moncada said, according to Colombia Reports. He dismissed Paris' claims as "urban myths."
Colombia Reports notes that Paris is a vocal animal rights activist.
Although the model's remarks about homosexuality are arguably shocking, she is not the only one who has publicly touted such a notion.
During an environmental conference in 2010, Bolivian president Evo Morales claimed that eating chicken with hormones could lead to homosexuality and baldness, the Guardian previously reported.
"When men eat those chickens they experience deviances in being men," he said.
At the time, Cesar Cigliutti, president of the Comunidad Homosexual Argentina, called Morales's remarks absurd.
"It's an absurdity to think that eating hormone-containing chicken can change the sexual orientation of a person," he said, according to the Guardian. "By following that reasoning, if we put male hormones in a chicken and we make a homosexual eat it he will transform into a heterosexual."
Watch a video of Natalia Paris claiming hormones "cause" homosexuality below.