Singer Macy Gray has crashed into the transgender debate, telling Piers Morgan that being a girl requires being born with “boobs” and a “vagina.”
“Simply since you go change your elements doesn’t make you a girl,” the crooner informed Morgan on his TalkTV program.
The host noticed that public figures are sometimes cautious of being candid on the controversial challenge attributable to concern of backlash.
Grey, 54, agreed, defining a girl as a “human being with boobs.”
“How about you begin there,” she mentioned. “And have a vagina.”
The singer clarified that she backs transgender rights — however drew the line at athletic competitions.
“If you need me to name you a ‘her,’ I’ll,” she mentioned. “As a result of that’s what you need however that doesn’t make you a girl simply because I name you a ‘her’ and simply since you acquired a surgical procedure.”
She additionally threw her support behind author J.K. Rowling, who has been criticized for her outspoken views on transgender matters.
“I don’t suppose you need to be known as transphobic simply since you don’t agree…,” she mentioned. “There may be quite a lot of judgement and throwing stones at individuals for simply saying what it’s. Have you learnt what I imply?”
Being feminine, Grey mentioned, required greater than medical procedures.
“A girl goes by means of a unique expertise and surgical procedure and discovering oneself doesn’t change that,” she mentioned. “Being somewhat lady is an entire epic e-book, you realize? You possibly can’t have that simply since you wish to be a girl.”