Macy Gray is doubling down and lashing out at critics who disapprove of her stance on transgender women competing in sports against athletes who were assigned female at birth.
In a social media message, the singer told her haters to "f*** off."
Macy came under fire following a recent interview with Piers Morgan in which she said, "Just because you go and change your parts doesn't make you a woman, sorry."
The Grammy winner later added, "If you want me to call you a '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 a surgery. A woman goes through a completely unique experience and surgery and finding yourself doesn't change that. Being a little girl is a whole epic book, you know? You can't have that just because you want to be a woman."
A portion of social media took offense to the comment and felt it was a slight toward the LGBTQ+ community. Initially, Macy said her comments were "GROSSLY misunderstood," insisting she's "been a supporter [of LGBTQ people] since day one and never a fake one."
After a Twitter user quizzed her, Macy noted, "I wasn't defining trans women. Just women. Because I know what it means to be one. I don't know what it means to be a trans woman and I never said I did. But that goes both ways."
Finally, after backlash, Macy had enough. On Wednesday, July 6, she tweeted, "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 f*** off."
Macy has found one supporter in J.K. Rowling, who has also faced transphobia accusations in the past. "Today feels like a good day to ensure I've bought @MacyGraysLife's entire back catalogue," the "Harry Potter" creator tweeted.
After J.K's backlash was brought up on "Piers Morgan Uncensored," Macy said, "I don't think you should be called transphobic just because you don't agree… there is a lot of judgement and throwing stones at people for just saying what it is, do you know what I mean?"