Megan Rapinoe tries to cancel women’s soccer player for posting video of teen who desisted from being trans

Mar 29, 2024 | Political News

Women’s National Team player Korbin Albert apologized on Friday after backlash, led by former pro soccer player Megan Rapinoe, that came in response to Albert sharing a post of a teen recounting how he desisted from being transgender. 

In the video Albert shared, Quin Thomas recounted how he had seizures in the womb and was diagnosed with epilepsy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and an intellectual disability. He said he began watching pornography at the age of 12, witnessed his mother being beaten, had thoughts of rage and joining a gang, and had “stopped feeling like a guy.” 

He started taking hormones but later came to church with a friend and was “introduced to Jesus” and “God told me to stop taking the hormones.” 

“It’s because of God that I’m alive today,” he added. Albert shared the post and liked it on social media.  

In response to the post, Rapinoe posted on her Instagram story, “For people who want to hide behind ‘my beliefs' I would just ask one question, are you making any type of space safer, more inclusive, more whole, any semblance of better, bringing out the best out of anyone?” 

“Because if you aren’t, all you believe in is hate. And kids are literally killing themselves because of this hate. Wake TF up!” 

She added in smaller text at the bottom of the post, “for all my trans homie enduring this horrific treatment day in and day out I see you and hear you and I am WITH YOU.” 

In response to the backlash she received for the post, Albert removed her post and issued an apology to her Instagram Story. 

“I want to sincerely apologize for my actions on social media. Liking and sharing posts that are offensive, insensitive and hurtful was immature and disrespectful which was never my intention,” Albert wrote. 

“I’m really disappointed in myself and am deeply sorry for the hurt that I have caused my teammates, other players, fans, friends and anyone who was offended,” she continued, later adding that “I promise to do better.”