Bette Midler and Maisie Gray face backlash after being accused of making transphobic comments

Bette Midler as well as Macy Gray face a backlash.

On Tuesday (July 5), the 76-year-old actress and 54-year-old “I Try” singer sparked controversy after a series of comments that some criticized for being transphobic.

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Bette denounced social media use of terms such as “parousers” or “menstruators”, suggesting they contribute to the erasure of cisgender women.

“WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights to our bodies, our lives, and even our name!” she wrote. “They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us “children” or “menstruators” and even “people with a vagina”! Don’t let them erase you! Every person on earth is indebted to you!”

A number of people objected to First Wives Club the star’s comments, which were seen as an attack on trans-inclusive language. “No one is trying to erase women with inclusive language about people in need of an abortion,” the author. Roxanne Gay answered. “No one calls you anything you prefer. You must be kind in return.

Crystal from RuPaul’s Drag Race, UK added: “The fight for women’s rights INCLUDES transgender people – transgender rights do not undermine women’s rights. We are all fighting this together, and this rhetoric against exceptions does NOTHING help. Bette Midler woman. Some other people who give birth are not women. Everything is fine!”

Macy also faced criticism after appearing on Piers Morgan uncensored on Monday.

“I will say this and everyone will hate me, but as a woman, just because you change your body parts does not make you a woman. Sorry,” she said, noting that she supports the decision to choose their own pronouns, but the label doesn’t make them part of the gender they identify with.

“If you want me to call you her, I will because you want me to, but that doesn’t make you a woman just because I call you her and just because you had surgery,” she said, adding: “The operation or the search for oneself does not change anything. Being a little girl is an entire epic book, you know? And you can’t have that just because you want to be a woman.”

Macy also seemed to expect her comments to cause a backlash, saying Pier that she “doesn’t think you should be called transphobic just because you don’t agree.”

Writer Ariel Chinkel wrote back: “What is it about ‘femininity’ that TERF [a term defined as a feminist who excludes the rights of transgender women from their advocacy of women’s rights] how [Macy] as well as [Bette] so desperately clinging? The existence of trans women does not make me less of a woman, no matter how different our experiences may be. [It’s] It’s just ridiculous at its core, to be honest.”

You can read more reactions on Bette as well as Macycomments below.

Another star recently came under fire for making fun of transgender people in a new comedy.

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