President Zeman slams transgender people, women’s rights activists and Me Too

President Miloš Zeman has criticized transgender people, women’s rights activists and the Me Too movement. In an interview on CNN Prima on Sunday the president said he could understand homosexuals, but he does not understand transgender people.

"If you undergo a sex-change operation you are basically committing a crime of self-harm," Zeman said, adding that he personally finds transgender people repulsive.

Zeman made the comments in response to a question about a dispute in the EU over a controversial Hungarian law banning LGBTQ references in school materials. Thirteen member states voiced grave concern over the law at an EU summit this week. The Czech Republic was one of the countries that refused to join in the criticism.