In a bizarre claim, one of Colombia's top models said that eating chicken that are injected with female hormones led to children turning gay.
CaracolTV caught Natalia Paris on camera claiming that children are often made to eat chicken injected with female hormones in order to speed their growth. However such a practice was increasing the risk that the children turned homosexual, the 39-year old claimed.
Paris was caught on camera making the comment when greeting her fans at a store in the South American country's capital of Bogota. "Because of that, the boys that are eating [that kind of] chicken, because they are injecting female hormones, they are starting to turn into homosexuals", she said.
The comment has sparked outrage among people, many of whom visited her Facebook page to criticize her claim. The President of the National Federation for Colombian Poultry Farmers, Andres Fernando Moncada, dismissed the claim, saying that no chicken in the country is injected with female hormones and said the practice was nothing but an urban myth.