The beauty of language is its fluidity. And mark it with signs for its remembrance. But Sandburg doesn't live in America in 2022. Last week, Canton-born, Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray and legendary performer Bette Midler found themselves fighting off accusations of being transphobic. In an interview with the BBC, Gray said: “I will say this and everyone’s gonna hate me, but as a woman, just because you go change your parts, doesn’t make you a woman, sorry … I know that for a fact. Like, if you want me to call you a ‘her,’ I will, ‘cause that’s what you want, but that doesn’t make you a woman just ‘cause I call you a ‘her.’ “
Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray joins Hoda Kotb on TODAY and talks about recent comments she made about transgender women, saying, “I said some things that didn’t go over well, but my intention was never to hurt anybody. I feel bad that I did hurt some people.” She adds, “Education is about conversation and us getting to a point where we understand each other.”July 7, 2022.
Singer Macy Gray Accused of Transphobia After Saying Gender Identity Is ‘Confusing’: Surgery ‘Doesn’t Make You a Woman’
UPDATE 7/6 11:18 A.M. ET Following backlash on social media, Macy Gray addressed her controversial comments. "I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ+ and transgender community and have been a supporter since day one," Gray told Entertainment Tonight in a statement on Tuesday, July 5. "My statement on Piers Morgan was grossly misunderstood. I […]
J.K. Rowling supports Bette Midler and Macy Gray after they're accused of making transphobic comments
J.K. Rowling is sharing her support for Bette Midler and Macy Gray after the two were accused of promoting transphobic sentiment following controversial comments. The Harry Potter author, who has herself stirred outrage with her views on the trans community, has reposted statements from both Midler and Gray - seemingly standing in solidarity with the pair.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Canton native Macy Gray is back in the spotlight. But not in the way she may have wanted. The 54-year-old singer, best known for her 1999 hit “I Try,” appeared on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” Monday where she generated backlash for commenting on whether or not trans women should be allowed to compete against biological women in athletic competition.
Singer Macy Gray responded to backlash and accusations of "transphobia" after she said what she thinks makes someone a woman in an interview this week. "I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ+ and transgender community and have been a supporter since day one," the "I Try" singer said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Tuesday. "My statement on Piers Morgan was grossly misunderstood. I don't hate anyone. I respect everyone's right to feel comfortable in their bodies and live their own truth"
Macy Gray has entered the transphobic chat. And of course, known transphobic troll JK Rowling was quick to offer her support. Gray appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored, and said that she doesn’t think transgender women should be allowed to compete against cisgender women in sports. “Just because you go and change your parts doesn't make you a woman, sorry,” she said. “...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 because I call you a ‘her’ and just because you got a surgery.” She added: “people will probably hate me for saying this.”
‘Cancel culture’ going after singer Macy Gray, labeling her ‘transphobic’ over her ‘definition of a woman’
Macy Gray is facing a lot of backlash after comments she made during a recent appearance on the Piers Morgan show when the award-winning singer and actress spoke about her take on gender reassignment surgery and trans women in sports. The “all hell broke loose” topic came about when Gray...