J.K. Rowling backs Macy Gray’s anti-trans remarks about what makes ‘a woman’
“Harry Potter” author and British billionaire J.K. Rowling quipped that she’ll purchase Macy Gray‘s “entire back catalogue” after the “I Try” singer made controversial remarks in line with Rowling’s beliefs on gender identity.
The apparent pledge came after the Grammy winner appeared Monday on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” and said she agreed with Rowling that transitioning, having gender-affirming surgery or using she/her pronouns “doesn’t make you a woman.”
As backlash over Gray’s interview with Morgan heated up online, a Twitter user mused that Gray’s remarks will “kill what’s left” of her career.
Gray, 54, replied with “truth hurts.”
Rowling, who has had a history of making transphobic comments, screenshot the exchange and captioned it with, “Today feels like a good day to ensure I’ve bought @MacyGraysLife’s entire back catalogue.”
Gray’s original remarks on Morgan’s streaming Fox Nation show Monday were sparked by a discussion of her Juneteenth Market Watch op-ed and the heated debate she incited last year for suggesting a change in the American flag because she believes the current version no longer represents democracy and freedom.
She told Morgan that people should “let go of needing to be better than everyone else” and their “hang-ups about superiority,” which led to a discussion of gender identity and how she thinks that “he/she/they” pronoun changes that transgender individuals make are “getting a bit confusing.”
Gray aligned with the controversial journalist’s stance on supporting trans rights for “fairness and equality” and Morgan’s belief that trans women “born to obvious superior physical bodies” should not compete against cisgender women in sports.
“I totally agree,” she told him. “And I will say this — and everybody’s going to hate me — but as a woman, just because you go change your 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, 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.”
From there, the two discussed the differences between biological sex and gender identity, and Gray argued that “women go through just a completely unique experience.”