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Digitally altered video shared as US President Joe Biden’s comments against transgenders


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as US President Joe Biden’s recent comments against transgenders stating homosexuality is an unnatural phenomenon, a debasement of mankind and has no place in modern civilisation. Joe Biden in the video appears to be making a statement- “You have no womb. you have no ovaries. You have no eggs. You’re a homosexual man twisted by drugs and surgery into a crude mockery of nature’s perfection. All the validation you get is two-faced and half-hearted behind your back, people mock you. Your parents are disgusted and ashamed of you. Your friends laugh at your ghoulish appearance behind closed doors. Men are utterly repulsed by you”. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video showing Joe Biden’s comments against transgender women.

Fact: The video shared in the post is a digitally altered version of an original video published by CNN. The original video shows Joe Biden’s remarks on the United States continued support for Ukraine. Joe Biden during his speech did not make any such statements criticising transgenders. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.

When we searched to check if US President Joe Biden had made any such comments against transgenders and homosexuality, we could not find any evidence the same in the White House transcripts. On reverse image search of the screenshots and by searching using relevant keywords on the internet, a video with similar visuals was found published by the ‘CNN’ on 26 January 2023. The description of the video states, “Hear Biden’s full remarks on United States’ continued support for Ukraine”.

The video shows Joe Biden’s remarks on the US continued support of Ukraine on 25 January 2023. From the 4:50 minute timestamp of the CNN video, Joe Biden was seen making the same gesture of touching his head as shown in the video shared in the post. The background and the lipsync match the visuals shown in the CNN video.

At the specific duration in the original video clip, Joe Biden spoke about worldwide commitment to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity from Russian aggression. Joe Biden spoke about the contributions of Germany, the United Kingdom, France and other countries in supporting Ukraine in the ongoing war against Russia. During the speech, Joe Biden never made any comments against transgenders or about Homosexuality.

Joe Biden on multiple occasions announced his support and commitment to strengthening the rights of LGBTQI+ Americans, including transgender Americans. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is a digitally altered video created by editing the audio of the original video.

To sum it up, a digitally altered video is shared as visuals of US President Joe Biden’s comments against transgenders.


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