Remember Thomas Beatie, the pregnant transmale, who looks like a dude, but is with child like a lady? Well Beatie's neighbors in Oregon are calling bullshit on him, saying that the pregnancy is a fake. Ron Schlieper, who lives near Beatie in Bend, Oregon, told ABC News, "Quite frankly, I think it's a hoax. I saw him a few days ago, and he didn't look like that." The Advocate, the magazine that published Beatie's first-person account of his pregnancy, is standing behind him. "We asked Thomas to provide the name of his doctor, and she confirmed that he was pregnant and that his pregnancy is proceeding as it should," according to Advocate editor Anne Stockwell. Is he the Peggy Seltzer of pregnancy?? [Guanabee, ABC News]
But not everyone believes Beatie's story. Some of his neighbors expressed indredulity.
"Quite frankly, I think it's a hoax," Beatie's neighbor Ron Schlieper said. "I saw him a few days ago, and he didn't look like that."
Another Bend resident, Josh Love, said, "I couldn't say that he looks pregnant. I can stick my stomach out and almost make it look like that. I think it's kind of bizarre. I don't know if I believe it or not."
My favorite part of local news is the "man on the street" interview. It always brings so much insight to a story!
Also - I dated a guy who could stick out his stomach so far he looked pregnant. He used to do it once in a while to gross me out. He was (and is) a skinny dude.
He is not to be confused with a dude I dated who did look pregnant or at least like he was smuggling a six-pack (beer, not abs).
I like 'em all shapes and sizes, but I do prefer the not-pregnant ones.