Macy Gray Changes Stance on Gender Identity After Backlash: ‘You’re Whoever You Believe You Are’

Published: Thursday 7th Jul 2022 by Rashad

Macy Gray, who is hot on the promo trail in support of her August 10-due studio album ‘The Reset,’ has experienced a reset of sorts herself after landing in hot water for controversial comments she made about gender identity.

Statements perceived by many as ‘transphobic,’ Gray braved quite the backlash earlier this week after she took to ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ to say she believes that “just because you go change your parts, doesn’t make you a woman.”

Later defending her words as taken out of context and ‘grossly misunderstood,’ Macy moseyed to ‘The Today Show’ Thursday (July 7) to double down on her true intention and reaffirm her support for the LGBTQ+ community.

See the telling interview with resident anchor Hoda Kotb inside:

*Video may not stream in every country*

As the fallout over her comments continues, the GRAMMY winner has had a seeming change of tune.

“I think it takes a lot of courage to be yourself, to go out in the world and be honest about who you are. And so I think anyone who is in the LGBT community is a hero and sets an example for all of us,” Gray said. “I said some things that didn’t go over well, but my intention was never to hurt anybody. I feel bad that I did hurt some people.”

Macy reveals she believes the experience has been one of learning for her.

“It’s just about education,” she said before later revealing that “education is about conversation and us getting to a point where we understand each other.”

Click PLAY on the video above to see the chat in full.

Bonus:  Click here to watch Macy perform her new song ‘Every Night’ on ‘TODAY.’

[photo courtesy:  TODAY]

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  1. True Tea July 8, 2022


    Y’all made Macy throw on a church lady wig to.😱

    • Marcy July 8, 2022

      Lmao hush your mouth!!

    • Wwwd July 8, 2022

      They made her throw on a church lady wig cause she has nappy hair but they mad she said that. Yeah ok

  2. Marcy July 8, 2022

    Lol what’s funny is she still didn’t really change her stance. She apologized for hurting people but she said what she said 😂😂😂. Unfortunately she’s gonna get bullied into submission. It sucks that people other than JK Rowling are afraid to stand with her SMH…

  3. Britney LoQuisha Jean July 8, 2022

    Black women in this country are the face of SJW-ism, BLM, and known for being proud liberals.. it throws people off to see them not agree with this type of thing and trans act like lynch mob on folks… not a battle that i would fight but its her choice. They already calling her all types of ugly and manly insults on twitter.

  4. kiena July 8, 2022

    She Apologized but she still behind her setence and thats fact sory but in whichworld do we live people always say oohhh you can say whatever you wanna say but if you speak yourt truth people are to emotional. She just speak the truth and a lot of us agree with it she did not hurt anybody just told the thruth. The people who attacked her just did that because they knew she is speaking the truth! FACTS

  5. Farrah’s luggage (8k Camila) July 8, 2022

    The wig and outfit are sending me into outer space 🪐 🌚

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 8, 2022

      Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooo 🚀

  6. SMH July 8, 2022

    The only mistake she made was allowing Piers to bait her. Cable news is extremely destructive to society because the 24 hours news cycle needs 24 hours worth of content. Social sewage like Piers Morgan, and many others, will say and do whatever to create news. No matter how divisive or destructive. Many people, even trans supporters, feel the same way Macy Gray does. But she should not be made to be their spokesperson.

  7. yup! July 8, 2022

    Phuck those mutant transformers! Just because they live in delusion doesn’t mean everyone has to live in it with them. They transformed to another gender to accommodate the lie they live within.

    • Macplus July 8, 2022

      And they’re still men underneath it all with their XY chromosomes. You can identify however you please but you’ll never defeat science.

      • Science Queen July 9, 2022

        The nucleus accumbens (in the brain) determines gender identity and develops when a baby is in the womb. We all start out female in the womb. A foetus that develops into a male body, may have a nucleus accumbens telling it that it’s a girl. So the baby will be born with a male body, but a brain telling it that it’s a girl and visa versa. That creates a transgender person. So stop pretending you know science when you know JACK ISH.

  8. Argue with ya mammy July 8, 2022

    Again, she did Not change stance or back pedal. She simply softened her delivery. That’s it. That’s all. She said what she said, however some folks need to receive the truth with a a whole bunch of “oohs and “aahs” for it to digest. This is no different than what she said before. She just added a little flowers so folks could digest it better. I’ll wait for her to actually say trans women are women.

    It won’t happen.

  9. eric July 8, 2022

    When she says it’s been a huge learning experience for her, I think she’s reiterating what she said about us not all being at a point where we can understand each other. If we were at that point, more people would understand that Macy was speaking facts. Lia Thomas’ winning streak and the two pregnancies at Edna Mahan prison are just three examples of why we cannot pretend that biology doesn’t matter. There are certain limitations that shouldn’t be crossed or confused.

  10. Monica Stan July 8, 2022

    Step on those trannieeessss (Shayla, Marilyn) necks Macy!! I Stan!!

  11. Trans Isn’t Real July 8, 2022

    I identify as Macy Gray’s wig. Straight and old-school.

  12. Swifter2020 July 8, 2022

    It’s her opinion and she’s entitled to it!! Also, she’s 100 percent correct!! She can purchase or change body parts and put on a dress but biologically you’re still a man.

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