JK Rowling has said she will be buying Macy Gray’s “entire back catalogue” after the singer made “transphobic” comments.
During an interview with Piers Morgan on Monday (July 4), singer Gray claimed that switching and using she/her pronouns “doesn’t make you a woman.”
“I’ll say that and everyone will hate me, but as a woman, just because you’re leaving, change yours [body] Sharing doesn’t make you a woman, sorry,” she said.
Gray has been widely accused of transphobia for the comments, with Rowling diving in on Tuesday (July 5) when she posted a screenshot of Gray tweeting, “The truth hurts.”
Gray’s tweet came in response to transgender presenter India Willoughby, who said the musician “destroyed what’s left of her career.”
“Today feels like a good day to make sure I bought the entire @MacyGraysLife back catalog,” Rowling commented.
Rowling has been repeatedly criticized for her statements about transgender people and has been accused of transphobia.
The author has repeatedly dismissed the notion that she was “transphobic,” saying that she “knows and loves” trans people.
However, her comments drew widespread criticism, and many of the Harry Potter cast members distanced themselves from the author.
In March, Emma Watson reportedly attacked Rowling on the Bafta stage by saying she was “here for it.” Everyone the witches”.
The actor who played Hermione in the Harry Potter films previously released a statement following Rowling’s comments.
“Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they are not who they say they are,” she wrote.
“I want my trans followers to know that I and so many other people around the world see you, respect you and love you for who you are.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/macy-gray-transphobia-jk-rowling-b2116040.html JK Rowling says she’ll be buying Macy Gray’s ‘entire back catalog’ as singer has been criticized for ‘transphobic’ comments