MrBeast collaborator Chris responds to being called a 'weak man' after opening up about gender
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MrBeast's collaborator and childhood friend Chris Tyson has responded to transphobic comments after they opened up on receiving gender-affirming care.
Chris, who appeared in the popular YouTuber's early videos, has recently revealed they have started hormone replacement therapy.
They took to Twitter yesterday (6 April) to respond to a user's tweet. In the post, the fan included two pictures of Chris before and after they started the treatment with the caption: “bro wtf happened?”
The digital creator got candid about their gender-affirming journey, simply replying with: "HRT [hormone replacement therapy] , and it's only been two months."
HRT is commonly used to boost levels of estrogen or testosterone in the body.
In the wake of their honest response about their gender identity, not everyone on the Internet was supportive of Chris, with some going as far as throwing their kid Tucker into the mix.
One user called Chris a 'weak man' who their son won't be able to look up to.
"There goes a father figure the kid won’t ever be able to look up to," they wrote in a tweet.
"Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times," they continued, before adding: "Weak man times," seemingly in reference to Chris.
The transphobic message was blasted by Chris' response, who gave fans an insight into their life as a parent and pointed out that kids 'aren't born with hate'.
"This is just more dog whistling that somehow trans and gnc [gender non conforming] folks aren’t safe around kids," Chris wrote.
"Tucker begs for me to come back when I leave for like 2 days to film. He is so loved and happy. Kids aren't born with hate, it's taught by people like you. And my child will only know love."
In a follow-up tweet, Chris said they decided to start hormone replacement therapy to give their son the happiest, best version of themselves.
"I know I'm going to be a great parent, and so is every other person who puts the love of their child before everything," they wrote.
"I made this decision because I wanted to show up as my best and happiest self for him. In a way, this was FOR Tucker."
They previously opened up on how crucial gender-affirming care is for trans people, particularly at a time where access to treatments for youth and young adults is being restricted in several states across the US.
"Informed consent HRT saved my and many others' lives. The hurdles gnc people have to jump through to get life-saving gender-affirming healthcare in a 1st world country is wild to me," Chris posted on their personal Twitter.
"Just let people make informed decisions about their own bodies."