Macy Gray addressed her transphobic comments hurled at the LGBT+ community on the British television show Piers Morgan Uncensored.
“I have nothing but love for the LGBT+ and transgender community and have been a supporter since day one,” Gray said in a statement to Billboard following the backlash. “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.”
During the interview on Monday (July 4), Gray claimed that being a woman requires being born with “boobs” and a “vagina” after Morgan stated that “we’re in an era now basically where most public figures are too terrified to say what they think a woman is.”
She later forwarned that her comments might come with some backlash when she added, “I will say this and everyone’s gonna hate me, but as a woman, just because you go change your [body] 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’ and just because you got a surgery.”
Take a look at how Twitter reacted to Gray’s comments below:
Macy Gray: Twitter Reacts To Singer’s Transphobic Comments