Bette Midler, Macy Gray Slammed for ‘Transphobic’ Remarks

Critics are accusing Bette Midler and Macy Gray of serving up antiquated transphobic views à la J.K.

Rowling on social media. In a tweet, Midler, a beloved actress, expressed her distaste

For language like “birthing people” “menstruators, ”and “people with vaginas.” To her,

using it erases female identity and undermines female bodily autonomy. “Don’t let them erase you!

Every human on earth owes you!” Midler wrote. Gray, an R&B singer, struck a similar nerve during

her appearance on Piers Morgan’s show Uncensored, saying trans women aren’t real women:

I will say this, and everyone's gonna hate me, but as a woman, just because you go change your [body] parts,

Doesn't make you a woman, sorry.” After Morgan mentioned Rowling,