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Macy Gray Clarifies Her ‘Grossly Misunderstood’ Statement On Gender Confirmation Surgery

By Becca Longmire.

Macy Gray is defending her statements on Piers Morgan’s “TalkTV” after she sparked an online debate on her controversial opinion.

On TalkTV’s “Piers Morgan Uncensored” on Monday, the host asked the singer what she considered a woman to be.

She responded, “[A woman is] a human being with boobs. How about you start there? And a vagina!”

Gray added, “I will say this and everybody’s gonna hate me but — as a woman — just because you go change your parts, it doesn’t make you a woman, sorry. I know that for a fact.

“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 surgery.”


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After Morgan mentioned the controversy surrounding J.K. Rowling, the singer went on, “I don’t think you should be called transphobic just because you don’t agree. There is a lot of judgment and throwing stones at people for just saying what it is. Do you know what I mean?”

Elsewhere in the interview, Gray said, “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 book, you know? You can’t have that just because you want to be a woman.”


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The singer has now taken to Twitter to clarify her statements after receiving backlash online.

“i got nothing but love for lgbt+ and transgender communities. i’ve been a supporter since day one and never a fake one,” she wrote. “my statement on piers morgan was GROSSLY misunderstood. i respect everyone’s right to be whoever they wana be.”

After Gray was criticized over the comments online, Morgan responded to thank her for her “courage and honesty”:

See some of the viewer response below:

Rowling, who has faced backlash over her comments about the transgender community, was among those posting on Twitter:

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