NewYou can listen to Fox News stories now!

The singer is Macy Gray This week she responded to backlash and accusations of “transphobia” after she spoke about the idea of ​​turning someone into a woman in an interview.

“I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ+ and transgender community and have been a supporter since day one,” the “I Try” singer said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Tuesday. “My statement on Piers Morgan was very misunderstood. I don’t hate anyone. I respect everyone’s right to be comfortable in their body and live their own truth.”

Macy Gray performs at the Mighty Hoopla at Brockwell Park on June 04, 2022 in London, England.

Macy Gray performs at the Mighty Hoopla at Brockwell Park on June 04, 2022 in London, England.
(Lorne Thomson/Redferns)

On Monday, Gray appeared on Piers Morgan’s “Censored” show and received her gender reassignment surgery.

“I’ll say this, and everybody hates me, but as a woman, changing your parts doesn’t make you a woman. Sorry,” Gray told Morgan. “If you want me to call you ‘she’, I will, because that’s what you want. But that doesn’t make you a woman, I call you ‘she’ and only because You’ve had surgery.”

Mackie Gray to Piers Morgan: Gender-affirmation surgery doesn’t make you a woman

She also defined woman as a human being with “breasts” and a “vagina”.

She added, “The whole myth book is being a little girl and you don’t get it because you want to be a woman. It’s true and I don’t think you should be called transphobic because you don’t accept it. . . There’s a lot of judgment and a lot of stonewalling at people for saying what it is.”

The musician faced There was a swift social backlash over the comments. Critics have called her “ignorant”, “transphobic”, a “one-hit wonder” and a “TERF” (anti-transgender radical feminist), meaning a woman who does not include trans women in their women’s rights advocacy.

Bette Midler, Macy Gray hit back at their definition of women

Singer Macy Gray performs the National Anthem during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 20, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Singer Macy Gray performs the National Anthem during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 20, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
(Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

“Oh good. I can forget Macy Gray exists. Girl you have a song. No one cares,” one critic wrote on Twitter, while another said, “Stop giving people platforms to spread ignorance & misinformation about trans people & issues! Macy Gray you are hell ignorant.”

Gray also has a fair number of supporters.

Click here to sign up for the Entertainment Newsletter

“I stand with Bette Midler, Macy Grey, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, JK Rowling, Pamela Paul, Sharon Davis, Mara Yamauchi and all the other women who stand up for women’s rights in the face of attacks from all sides,” one person tweeted.

Another said, “Y’all calling Macy Gray transphobic is silly. She claims she doesn’t mind being called a woman (with respect) but has her own opinion on what it means to be a woman. Trans people have opinions too… she’s not being disrespectful at all.” “

Click here to get the Fox News app

Gray added in a since-deleted tweet: “I don’t define trans women. Just women. Because I know what it means to be one. I don’t know what it is to be a trans woman and never said I did. But it goes both ways.”