Macy Gray claims her ‘changing roles doesn’t make you a woman’ statement was misunderstood


Singer Macy Gray tried to backtrack on her statement that ‘changing roles doesn’t make you a woman’ by tweeting that her comments were ‘grossly misunderstood’ – then later deleting them.

In an unrestricted interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored on Monday night, the 54-year-old singer agreed that she doesn’t believe transgender women should be allowed to compete against biological women in sports.

“Just because you switch roles doesn’t make you a woman, sorry,” she told Morgan in the interview.

She faced backlash online and tweeted on Tuesday: “I have nothing but love for the lgbt+ and transgender communities.” I’ve been a fan since day one and never a fake. my statement on Piers Morgan was grossly misunderstood. I respect everyone’s right to be who they want to be.

The tweet was quickly deleted, but she also told another user, “I didn’t define trans women. Just women. Because I know what it means to be one. I don’t know what it means to be a trans woman and I never said I did. But it goes both ways.

Earlier today, Gray retweeted supporting JK Rowling who said, “Today is a good day to make sure I’ve bought all of Macy Gray’s back catalog.”

Singer Macy Gray has opened up about her comment that a trans woman on ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ claimed she was ‘misunderstood’

JK Rowling, who herself has sparked outrage for anti-transgender statements, backed Gray as the singer faced charges of

JK Rowling, who herself has sparked outrage for anti-transgender statements, backed Gray as the singer faced charges of “transphobia” following her comments on the show.

JK Rowling, who herself has sparked outrage for anti-transgender statements, backed Gray as the singer faced charges of “transphobia” following her comments on the show.

Rowling threw her support behind the singer, tweeting a screenshot of Gray’s tweet saying “the truth hurts” after broadcaster India Willoughby accused the singer of “killing what’s left of her career” after the Piers Morgan Uncensored interview.

In the interview, Gray told Morgan: “If you want me to call you a she, I will, because that’s what you want but that doesn’t make you a woman just because I call you a she. ‘call a she and just because you had an operation. .’

Morgan said most public figures were too terrified to say “what a woman is”.

The singer agreed, saying: ‘I know!.. I would say a human being with boobs. How about starting there? And a vagina.

The duo discussed the issue of transgender women in sport as the host said: “I support all trans rights to fairness and equality.”

Morgan then added that he does not support transgender people with “superior physical bodies” who hit women in their sports.

Gray added: “I totally agree…if you want me to call you a ‘she’ I will, because that’s what you want, but that doesn’t make you a woman just because I call you a “she” and just because you had an operation.

‘Changing your roles doesn’t make you a woman’: Macy Gray, 54, made her views on trans issues clear in an unrestrained interview with Piers Morgan on Monday

Interview: Piers, 57, then said he thought most public figures were too terrified to say

Interview: Piers, 57, then said he thought most public figures were too terrified to say ‘what a woman is’

She went on to say: “A woman is going through a very unique experience and surgery and reuniting doesn’t change that.” Being a little girl is quite an epic book, you know? You can’t have this just because you want to be a woman.

When Piers pointed out that Harry Potter author JK Rowling had been criticized for her views on trans women, Gray said, “But it’s the truth.”

Adding: “I don’t think you should be called a transphobe just because you disagree…there’s a lot of judgment and stone throwing at people for just saying what it is, do you know what i mean?”

However, social media users were quick to label the singer a radical trans exclusionary feminist (TERF).

One Twitter user said: ‘I didn’t have ‘Macy Gray is a terf’ on my bingo card. Holy shit.’

Trans journalist Imara Jones wrote: “Oh no!” [Macy Gray] became completely transphobic on [Piers Morgan] the 4th of July nothing less! His selective freedom for some is a “no” from me. We have so much work to do [to] help everyone see that patriarchy is a universal problem. It’s sad.’

Meanwhile, journalist Ernest Ownes tweeted: ‘SAD NEWS: Macy Gray & Bette Midler out as TERF. Unfollow, Unsupport and Unfollow.’

Twitter users called Macy Gray a TERF after she said:

Twitter users branded Macy Gray a TERF after she said: ‘Just because you’re going to change your parts doesn’t mean you’re a woman’

Controversial: During the unrestricted interview, the 54-year-old singer also opened up about her recent controversial comments about changing the American flag (pictured earlier this year)

Criticized: When Piers pointed out that Harry Potter author JK Rowling had been criticized for her views on trans women, Gray said:

Criticized: When Piers pointed out that Harry Potter author JK Rowling had been criticized for her views on trans women, Gray said: ‘But it’s the truth.’

Gray was also asked by Morgan about the backlash she received for saying the American flag should be changed, and she said she was “excited to bring it.” [the subject] again’.

The singer insists the flag should reflect “diversity and culture”.

She received backlash for her comments on the flag in June 2021 – saying it needs to be redesigned to represent all Americans and is currently “tattered, dated, divisive and incorrect”.

“My idea was to make the stars our colors for all. So there would be a star that would represent you, one that would represent me, one that would represent everyone in the room, okay. That way you look at the flag, you feel welcome, you feel included, you feel you belong.

Gray claimed that “the flag was conceptualized” and created to reflect what was happening at the time – which was war.

“It wasn’t something we celebrate, a flag that represents war,” she said.

She added, “It’s not that it’s about white people, it’s just that everything was different when Lincoln was president.” Whoever designed this flag designed it for this day. I’m just saying what’s wrong with a new flag and what’s wrong with representing where we are now?

Republicans were quick to criticize the singer, saying he symbolized “freedom” and “justice”.

Gray claimed she didn’t expect the backlash and thought people would be okay with the idea of ​​a new flag.

Vacation: Piers will have about a month off from his Talk TV show later this summer as the program struggles to attract the same audience that tuned in when it launched.

Vacation: Piers will have about a month off from his Talk TV show later this summer as the program struggles to attract the same audience that tuned in when it launched.

The interview with Gray comes after it was reported that Morgan will be taking a month off from her show later this summer, as the program struggles to attract the same audience that tuned in during her launch.

The former Good Morning Britain star, averaged over 300,000 viewers for his April 25 debut episode in which he interviewed former US President Donald Trump, and which aired on Fox Nation in the US .

But since then viewing figures have plummeted, with recent episodes attracting around 30,000 viewers.

It has emerged that the presenter will not be on the channel for around four weeks at the end of the summer, due to pre-scheduled vacations and filming commitments for a true crime documentary series he is directing.

For the full interview, watch Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, also airing on Fox Nation in the US.

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