August 19, 2022

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Missy Gray and Bette Midler face backlash over comments criticized as transphobic.

Missy Gray and Bette Midler face backlash over comments criticized as transphobic.

It seems that Gray, best known for her 1999 hit song “I Try”, was expecting the backlash During an appearance broadcast Monday on Fox Nation, “Piers Morgan is uncensored.”

“I will say this and everyone will hate me but as a woman, just because you will change [body] Parts, don’t make you a woman, sorry,” Gray said after Morgan raised the issue of trans athletes in sports.

Morgan replied, “Right, do you feel it?”

“I know for a fact,” Gray replied.

“Being a little girl is a complete epic book, you know? And you can’t have that just because you want to be a woman,” she told Morgan, later adding that she “don’t think you should be labeled transphobic just because you don’t agree.”

Midler similarly sparked controversy When I tweeted on Monday, “Women of the world! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives, and even our names!”

Her tweet reads: “They no longer call us ‘women’; they call us ‘birth people’ or ‘menstruating people’, and even ‘people with vaginas’!” Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you a debt!”

Both of their comments did not go well.

What is the theme of ‘femininity’ represented by TERFs [a term defined as a feminist who excludes the rights of transgender women from their advocacy of women’s rights] Like Maisie Gray and Bette Midler desperately needing to hang on to? ” Writer Ariel Chinkel tweeted. “The trans women that exist doesn’t make me any less of a woman, no matter how different our experiences may be. It’s basically ironic frankly.”