Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:39 PM Macy Gray claims her statement 'changing your parts doesn't make you a woman' ... trends now

Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:39 PM Macy Gray claims her statement 'changing your parts doesn't make you a woman' ... trends now
Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:39 PM Macy Gray claims her statement 'changing your parts doesn't make you a woman' ... trends now

Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:39 PM Macy Gray claims her statement 'changing your parts doesn't make you a woman' ... trends now

Singer Macy Gray tried to backtrack on her statement that 'changing your parts doesn't make you a woman' by tweeting that her comments were 'grossly misunderstood' - and then later deleting it.

In a no-hold-barred interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored on Tuesday night, the 54-year-old singer agreed that she does not believe that transgender women should be allowed to compete against biological women in sports. 

'Just because you go and change your parts doesn't make you a woman, sorry,' she told Morgan during the interview.  

She faced fierce backlash online, and on Wednesday tweeted: 'I got nothing but love for lgbt+ and transgender communities. I've been a supporter since day one and never a fake one. my statement on piers morgan was GROSSLY misunderstood. i respect everyone's right to be whoever they wana be.'

The tweet was soon deleted, but she also told another user: 'I wasn't defining 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 that goes both ways.'

Earlier in the day Gray retweeted support from JK Rowling who said: 'Today feels like a good day to ensure I’ve bought Macy Gray's entire back catalogue.' 

Singer Macy Gray, spoke out about her comment that trans woman on 'Piers Morgan Uncensored' claiming that she was 'misunderstood'

Singer Macy Gray, spoke out about her comment that trans woman on 'Piers Morgan Uncensored' claiming that she was 'misunderstood'

J.K. Rowling, who herself has sparked outrage for anti-transgender statements, backed Gray as the singer was facing accusations of 'transphobia' following her comments on the show.

 J.K. Rowling, who herself has sparked outrage for anti-transgender statements, backed Gray as the singer was facing accusations of 'transphobia' following her comments on the show.

J.K. Rowling, who herself has sparked outrage for anti-transgender statements, backed Gray as the singer was facing accusations of 'transphobia' following her comments on the show. 

Rowling lent her support to the singer, tweeting a screengrab 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 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.' 

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 you start there? And a vagina.'

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

Morgan then went on to add how he doesn't support transgender people with 'physical superior bodies' that thrash on women in their sports.

Gray added: 'I totally agree... 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.'

'Changing your parts doesn't make you a woman': Macy Gray, 54, made her views on Trans issues clear in a no holds barred interview with Piers Morgan on Monday

'Changing your parts doesn't make you a woman': Macy Gray, 54, made her views on Trans issues clear in a no holds barred interview with Piers Morgan on Monday

Interview: Piers, 57, then said that he believed most public figures were too terrified to say 'what a woman is'

Interview: Piers, 57, then said that he believed most public figures were too terrified to say 'what a woman is'

She went on to say: 'A woman goes through a completely unique experience and surgery and finding yourself doesn't change that. Being a little girl is a whole epic

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