CNN — Carlos Santana faced criticism on Thursday when a video of the musician making comments during a concert in New Jersey in July resurfaced on social media.
“When God made you and me, before we came out of the womb, you know who you are and what you are,” the guitarist is seen saying in the clip.
He continued, “Later on when you grow up, and you see things and you start believing that you could be something that sounds good but you know it ain’t right, because a woman is a woman and a man is a man — that’s it.”
“Whatever you wanna do in the closet, that’s your business, I’m OK with that,” Santana added.
The criticism Santana faced on Thursday prompted the “Smooth” singer to release a statement on his Facebook page, where he wrote, “I am sorry for my insensitive comments.”
“They don’t reflect that I want to honor and respect all person’s (sic) ideals and beliefs. I realize that what I said hurt people and that was not my intent. I sincerely apologize to the [so-called] transgender community and everyone I offended,” his statement continued … ”
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