Natalia Paris, a Colombian model, claimed that boys eating chicken turns them gay Sunday. The far-flung comments were caught on video as the DJ and model explained that "feminine" hormones injected in the poultry was turning young boys into homosexuals.
Natalia Paris was speaking to fans at a meet and greet in Bogota, Colombia when she began to defend the outlandish theory with "scientific reports" she read. The growth hormones put into chicken has a side effect of making boys into homosexuals, she said.
"These 7, 8, 9, and 10-year-old children [who are eating chicken] are having their feminine hormones accelerated … and are starting to become homosexual," she explained.
She also claimed that the results of ingesting the feminine growth hormone was readily apparent in young girls, who are beginning the puberty process at younger and younger ages.
Paris' comments went viral after being posted on Colombian station La Red, which prompted the National Federation for Colombian Poultry Farmers to respond, calling her theory "rubbish."
"When you hear this kind of statement from a public figure like Natalia Paris, we must express our total outrage," Andres Fernando Moncada, President of FENAVI, told Blu Radio. He added that growth hormones being added to chicken is no more than "an urban myth."
Despite the staunch denial of FENAVI, Paris hasn't been the only famous Colombian to assert that there's a link between chicken and homosexuality in the country. In 2010, Evo Morales, President of Colombia, made a similar claim, saying that the hormones were causing homosexuality and male pattern baldness in men in South America.
It seems that Paris won't soon change her mind on the purported negative effects of eating chicken either.
"'The most dangerous human masses are those in whose veins have been injected the poison of fear of the truth.' Octavio Paz," she tweeted Tuesday. She also paid special attention to those of her 362,000 followers who agreed with her, retweeting their messages.
See Paris' explanation of growth hormone below.