Ratelband has been accused of belittling the trans community because of previous comments regarding gender-fluid people. In attempting to equate his wish to be younger with transgender people's knowledge that they are a different gender, he belittles and mocks their experiences.
Explaining his bid to change his age legally, the Telegraph reports he argued:
I have done a check-up and what does it show? My biological age is 45 years.
When I'm 69, I am limited. If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work
When I'm on Tinder and it say I'm 69, I don't get an answer. When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.
Transgenders can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change.