American R&B singer Macy Gray made a controversial statement about trans women on an uncensored Pierce Morgan broadcast on Monday, July 4th. The singer also discussed her racism and Stars and Stripes. However, her controversial remarks in her performance have since been widely criticized by word of mouth.
What did Macy Gray say to Morgan?
In the conversation, Morgan complained that famous people are afraid to say what they really think about what a “woman” is. He asked Gray what he thought about the matter. She replied: “I think humans with b**bs. You have to start there. And a virgin.”
JK Rowling has expressed support for Macy Gray.
Morgan also made recent transphobic allegations against JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and supporter of Gray’s point of view. Rowling later shared support for her remarks with Gray on Twitter. During the show, Gray was asked questions about her transgender women and the host urged her to address issues related to her transgender women in her sport. The 54-year-old Ohio-born agrees with Morgan, adding: law. sorry.”
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 5, 2022
Twitter users’ reactions to the remarks
In the tweets that followed, Gray defended his comments and expressed his respect for the LGBTQ community. However, she replied this way to restate her view of her transgender people. “It takes time and effort to earn the title of “woman”. There are many women who are not yet women, and every girl understands it like a “man”.
There is an important moment in the history of TERF activists that we rarely talk about because TERF is in vogue. pic.twitter.com/Vb1UgGH9jd
— Wagatwe Wanzuki 🇰🇪 🇧🇸 (@wagatwe) July 5, 2022
Many Twitter users have expressed dissatisfaction with Macy Gray’s comments. Netizens who disagreed with her have called her ‘TERF’ (a term for feminists who exclude trans women’s rights from discussions about women’s rights). She said she had her supporters.
I’m not a ignorant misogynist, I just follow, support and subscribe.
More power to Macy Gray & Bette Midler. The truth is not ‘phobia’ 😘 https://t.co/GX9wXC0WuZ
— Thought Police (@Thought_Po) July 5, 2022
Millennial trans women don’t need JK Rowling, Bette Midler and Macy Gray as childhood female heroes anyway…
Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg, Kylie Minogue, Oprah, Goldie Hawn, Jane Fonda, Angelina Jolie and more, this is not the time when everyone has said TRANS RIGHTS all over their chests 🏳️⚧️
— Strewth 🏳️⚧️ (@StrewthQueen) July 5, 2022
What about the “femininity” that TERFs like Macy Gray and Bette Midler are so desperately obsessed with? No matter how different our experiences are, the existence of trans women does not make me a woman. just genuinely funny
— Arielle (she) (@mrstschinkel) July 5, 2022