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Misunderstood': Macy Gray responds to backlash following trans remarks

06/07/2022

Misunderstood': Macy Gray responds to backlash following trans remarks Just because you go change you parts doesn't make you a woman': Singer Macy Gray has backtracked on her comments about trans women.

by Naledi de Wee

06-07-2022 11:42

in LGBTQIA

American R&B and soul singer Macy Gray has responded to backlash about the transgender remarks she made on Piers Morgan Uncensored'. Image via Twitter @PopBase

American R&B and soul singer Macy Gray has come under fire after her remarks about the LGBTQI community. Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored on Monday 4 July, Gray said gender reassignment surgery doesn't make you a woman .

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The Sweet Baby hitmaker has since said that her statement was grossly misunderstood and she has nothing but love for the LGBTQI and transgender communities.

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MACY GRAY'S REMARKS ON THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY Singer Macy Gray joined controversial television presenter Piers Morgan on his show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, for a conversation about racism, diversity and changing the United States flag.

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The two also dived into topics about the LGBTQI community where Gray shared her opinion about transgender women.

I will say this and everybody's gonna hate me but as a woman Just because you go change your parts doesn't make you a woman, sorry, said the 54-year-old singer.

If you want me to call you her', I will cause that's what you want. But that doesn't make you a woman. Just cause I call you a her' and its cause you got a surgery, she continued.

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TWEEPS WEIGH IN Weighing in on Macy Gray's remarks, tweeps responded to her words while others were shocked.

Macy Gray goes and makes a transphobic comment a few days before releasing a new album. That's an odd marketing choice, wrote one tweep.

We hope that whatever Macy Gray got paid to say horrible things on the Piers Morgan show will last her the rest of her life cause that was just every future gig cancelled, wrote another tweep.

Macy Gray goes and makes a transphobic comment a few days before releasing a new album. That s an odd marketing choice.. but after she flopped so hard at #AmericanSongContest I guess she figured she had to try something!

Shawn Shamrock (@ShawnShamrock) July 6, 2022

We hope that whatever Macy Gray got paid to say horrible things on the Piers Morgan show will last her the rest of her life cuz that was just every future pride gig cancelled!

TheGays (@TheGaysTM) July 6, 2022

Chiiiile Macy Gray was right about one thing. Surgery didn't make me a woman. I was one long before I even had access to my medical transition and even if I never had it I'd still be who I am.

Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) July 5, 2022

Stop giving people platforms to spew ignorance & misinformation about trans people & issues! Macy Gray you are ignorant as hell

(@heyjaeee) July 5, 2022

ALSO READ: Really disappointing': Transgender rugby player says ban is punishment

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JK ROWLING SUPPORTS MACY GRAY, GRAY RESPONDS TO BACKLASH British author JK Rowling, who has also been the centre of controversy due to her remarks about the transgender community, took to Twitter on Tuesday 5 July to show her support for Macy Gray.

In her tweet, the Harry Potter author wrote: Today feels like a good day to ensure I've bought Macy Gray's entire back catalogue.

Today feels like a good day to ensure I've bought @MacyGraysLife's entire back catalogue pic.twitter.com/iIrPc9WvAQ

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 5, 2022

As per DailyMail, Macy Gray said her statements on Piers Morgan Uncensored were grossly misunderstood .

I got nothing but love for the LGBT and transgender communities. I've been a supporter since day one and never fake one. My statement on Piers Morgan was grossly misunderstood. I respect everyone's right to be whoever they wanna be, Gray said in a now-deleted tweet.

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