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Macy Gray Flips The Bird At Those 'Threatening' Her Amid Transphobic Scandal

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By Afouda Bamidele on July 7, 2022 at 4:30 PM EDT

Macy Gray vs Trans Women — the controversial battle continues!

The Queen of Soul music sparked social media outrage after sharing her views about the trans community on a recent episode of the "Piers Morgan Uncensored" show.

Following her comments, which many have deemed "transphobic," the 54-year-old singer has been slammed with numerous hate comments, however, the Ohio native refused to be intimated.

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Macy Gray Claps Back At Critics Over Transphobic Allegations

Macy Gray at American singer MACY GRAY performs live on stage at Alcatraz Milano in Milan on March 29, 2017

The "Why Didn't You Call Me" songstress's opinions may not be everybody's cup of tea, especially to transgenders but that did not mean the Grammy winner was okay with being ridiculed for her views.

Taking to Twitter on the evening of Wednesday, July 6, the entertainer called out critics for trolling, shaming, and harassing her with hurtful messages because the "Scary Movie 3" actress's feelings did not align with theirs.

The MVPA Award winner had no plans of tolerating these malicious comments as she issued a clear warning to her haters, giving them the middle finger in a fiery note that read:

"All of you coming on my page, threatening me and calling me names - just becuz I said something you don't agree with. Be whatever you wana be, and fk off."

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As shared by The Blast, the "For Colored Girls" star came under fire because of her opinions on transgender women while speaking to Morgan about their gender and rights.

During the interview, Gray confessed that she described women as "human beings with boobs and a vagina," noting that people getting surgery to change their parts did not automatically make them a woman.

Although the NME Award nominee supported transgender rights and used feminine pronouns to address trans women, the Ohio native stated that she did not believe they were women. In the singer's words:

"If you want me to call you 'her,' I will. Because that's what you want but that doesn't make you a woman just because I call you a 'her' and just because you got surgery."

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The 54-year-old explained that female nature was special and not something that could be achieved through biological alterations and medical procedures.

As aforementioned, the "First Time" artist faced backlash for her comments, similarly to how Hollywood veteran Bette Midler was dragged on social media for an alleged transphobic message.

The incident occurred on Monday, July 4, when "The First Wives Club" star voiced her displeasure on Twitter about the crude terms used to address women.

The four-time Golden Globe Award winner implored women around the world to take action as they were being stripped of their rights to their "bodies, lives, and names." The tweet read:

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"They don't call us "women" anymore; they call us "birthing people" or "menstruators", and even "people with vaginas! Don't let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!"

The "Ruthless People" actress's views on trans-inclusive language did not sit right with several people like Roxanne Gay as the renowned author called out the Emmy winner.

The "Bad Feminist" writer refuted Midler's message, explaining that the use of trans-inclusive language did not erase women but considered everyone in need of abortion rights.

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The 47-year-old claimed that no one used words that women did not prefer, so the "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" actress should extend the same courtesy to the trans community.

J.K. Rowling Supported The Entertainers Amid Their Transphobic Drama

As reported by The Blast, J.K. Rowling did not watch idly while Gray and Midler were being ridiculed by the public for their alleged transphobic comments.

Like the brave characters in her famous "Harry Potter" franchise, the Order of the British Empire (OBE) honoree defended these women in a series of tweets.

The 56-year-old supported the "I Try" singer by sharing a screenshot of Gray's response to trans broadcaster India Willoughby's comment about the end of the R&B star's career over her interview with Morgan.

She captioned this post by announcing her plans to buy the Ohio native's music, claiming it was a good day to support the entertainer. 

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As for the "20 Feet from Stardom" actress, the Gloucestershire native reposted her controversial tweet alongside comments from people who supported Midler like the British screenwriter and film director, Steven Knight.

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