In the curious cosmos of social media, where the tech titans roam and reign, Twitter CEO Elon Musk chose to voice a pithy commentary on a recent exposé by Matt Walsh.
The said investigation was a stark deep-dive into practices that could at the very least be termed as questionable, unfolding within the realm of transgender health care providers.
“Insane!!” the billionaire entrepreneur tweeted, implicitly supporting Walsh’s investigation and expressing asstonishment at its results.
Matt Walsh, a name not unfamiliar to those who wander in the labyrinth of conservative media, had embarked on a disquieting journey, unearthing dubious activities at Plume and Folx. These two organizations, counted among the largest transgender health care providers in the U.S., seemed to be bestowing approvals for life-transforming sex-change operations with a worrying ease. The operations, once a matter of thorough examination and serious medical deliberation, appeared to be dealt with a nonchalance that raised eyebrows. Further, allegations of misrepresentation of health information about patients were also surfaced, supposedly done to ensure the insurers cover the medical bills.
In an audacious undercover operation, Walsh’s team sent in a producer, Gregg Re, who posed as a patient seeking an orchiectomy, a procedure involving the removal of testicles. Gregg’s interaction with Plume involved a brief 22-minute virtual appointment at the end of which he was given the green light for the surgery. Despite his evident lack of knowledge about the surgery and its implications, despite the mispronunciation of the name of the surgery he was opting for, and despite his confession of not experiencing gender dysphoria for six months or more, Plume’s nurse seemed more than eager to pen the most “solid” letter possible to justify surgery.
Plume didn’t stop there. In a matter of three days, they dispatched a letter to “Chelsea Bussey,” the pseudonym Gregg had adopted, stating that “Chelsea” was grappling with “significant, ongoing gender dysphoria.” This, despite “Chelsea’s” explicit declaration that this was not the case. Walsh unveiled that Plume’s letters of recommendation are not bespoke missives; rather, they are issued using a template based on standards provided by the radical World Professional Association for Transgender Health, known as WPATH. It’s worth noting that Plume sells these letters for $150 to those seeking transgender surgeries.
This is not the first time Musk found resonance with Walsh’s work. Only a week ago, Musk had retweeted Walsh’s controversial documentary, “What is a Woman?” to his formidable follower base of 140 million after his platform had reneged on a deal to stream the film. “Every parent should watch this,” Musk had stated, underlining the documentary’s importance.
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