Kerry Katona has waded into the ongoing #FirePiers debate, defending the Good Morning Britain host and misgendering Sam Smith.
In September Sam confirmed that they would now be using ‘they’ and ‘them’ pronouns to describe their gender non-binary identity.
The 27-year-old singer posted a photo with the words ‘My pronouns are they/them’ but in response Kerry has now shared her own views, writing: ‘In a debate about gender identity, Piers cheekily said he how identities as a penguin. I get what he’s saying.’
She went on: ‘Look at Sam Smith who has come out as non-binary. Piers blames Sam for the Brits axing it’s male/female categories. Listen, I love Sam but biologically the singer’s a male.
‘There’s still a penis there! It’s science!’
Kerry’s comments came amid claims the Brits would be axing the gender nominations to accommodate non-binary artists.
However, it was later confirmed that the Brit Awards are still keeping their male and female categories for their 2020 show with discussions ongoing about future ceremonies.
Kerry, writing in her new! column, added: ‘I’m all for sticking up for the LGBTQ community, but I’m quite a traditionalist at heart and I do think Piers just says what a lot of people are already thinking.’
Sam came out as non-binary in September, captioning an Instagram comment: ‘Today is a good day so here goes.
‘I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM.
He added: ‘After a lifetime of being at war with my gender, I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.
I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f**k it!’
‘I understand there will be many mistakes and misgendering but all I ask is you please, please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you,’ they wrote.
In response, Piers said he believe they made the announcement because the ‘splurge of publicity’ would be beneficial.
Piers said: ‘If 10% of the population decide they are not going to identify as male or female, where does that leave the demographic make up of this country going forward?’
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