The BRIT Awards is to do away with “best gender” categories to accommodate the needs of artists like Sam Smith.
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After Smith announced that they see themselves as non-binary, the awards show’s organisers revealed that they intend to support artists in the same boat by erasing categories based on genders…much to the delight of some…and the horror of those who feel the move will marginalise women.
A source told ‘The Sun’:
Bosses are listening to changes happening in the industry. The categories will evolve in the coming years.
The male and female categories will still be in place next February but changes are being planned for the following year. Organisers will be consulting labels and artists alike to work out what is best for the future of the Brits ceremony.
The news inspired these responses…
— India Willoughby (@IndiaWilloughby) September 23, 2019
The Grammys have been gender neutral for 7 years and nobody noticed but the second the Brit awards reviews it people go mental
— tia 🌃 (@_TiaPickering_) September 23, 2019
Brit Awards cancelling the gender categories because sam smith came out as non-binary but im telling y’all to just wait and see men getting praised over women for doing the bare minimum in the industry just wait and see
— Capri (@capriklown) September 25, 2019