Famous R&B artist Macy Gray has chosen to take quite the polarizing stance recently by claiming that changing one’s “parts” did not make them a woman while taking part in an interview that aired Monday that was hosted by Piers Morgan.
Gray acknowledged the fact that she was going to face some extreme backlash for taking the chance to voice her opinion while on the segment of “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” and as soon as the advertizing blurbs made their way to social media, the constantly irate woke mob quickly showed the validity of predictions.
"What women go through is a completely unique experience and surgery or finding yourself doesn't change that."
— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) July 4, 2022
“If I asked you what a woman is, what would you say?” started Morgan.
“I would say, ah, a human being with boobs,” fired back Gray, sparking a bit of laughter from Morgan. “Haha, you have to start there.”
“I mean, the dictionary’s quite straightforward, it just says a human, adult female,” agreed the host.
“You know a lot of people — see that — now that’s a little … getting confusing, the whole he, she, they …” stated Gray.
“And I’m not sure why, really,” Morgan then swapped the topic of the debate over to transgender women — who biologically are still classified as male — taking part in women’s sports. “I support all trans rights to fairness and equality, but not where you have people born to obvious physical superior bodies transitioning and then thrashing the women at their sport.”
“I totally agree,” Gray stated. “And I will say this, and everybody’s going to hate me, but as a woman, just because you go change your parts doesn’t make you a woman. Sorry.”
“You feel that,” answered Morgan.
“I know that for a fact,” Gray went on. “Like if you want me to call you a her, I will, because that’s what you want. But that doesn’t make you a woman, just ’cause I call you a her and just ’cause you got a surgery.”
Critics were on the ball with their attacks against Gray, labeling her as a Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF).
“My bestie tweeted ‘damn we lost Macy Gray’ and I thought she had died but it’s bc she’s a TERF,” whined @yumcoconutmilk on social media.
Another user, Mitchell Plitnick, added, “Sad to see #BetteMidler and #macygray joining the JK Rowling #TERF brigade. The fight for rights, anyone’s rights, can’t be won if we choose to deny the rights of some to elevate or compensate for the denial of rights of others.”
Singer Bette Midler was also marked as a target by the irate Twitter mob when her post, apparently aimed at supporting abortion rights, swooped just slightly too close to trying to define what a woman is.
“WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even our name! They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators,’ and even ‘people with vaginas’! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!” read the post.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name! They don’t call us “women” anymore; they call us “birthing people” or “menstruators”, and even “people with vaginas”! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 4, 2022