Roisin Murphy addresses trans remarks after backlash08/29/2023
Roisin Murphy has released a statement addressing the backlash she received online after expressing her views on puberty blockers.
The Irish singer-songwriter from Arklow has enjoyed the support of the LGBTQ+ community since the beginning of her career and has many a time performed for dedicated queer audiences.
Coming under fire for a comment made on her personal Facebook page about the process by which puberty is slowed down in transitioning and gender-diverse youth, the star attempted to clear things up by releasing a statement on Twitter.
Her lengthy post – shared on Tuesday – came in response to her previously note that read: ‘Please don’t call me a terf [trans-exclusionary radical feminist], please don’t keep using that word against women. I beg you!
‘But puberty blockers are f***ed, absolutely desolate, big Pharma laughing all the way to the bank. Little mixed up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected, that’s just true.’
Slammed by fans for her ‘ignorant views’, the singer found herself at the centre of a heated debate on social media.
Another said: ‘You’re a good person,’ prompting a second positive comment that explained: ‘A queen then and a queen now.’
‘It’s impossible to take your apologies seriously if you don’t own up to what you’ve done. Apologize for what you said and not for how people felt about it, don’t shift responsibility from your words,’ was the reply from a separate social media account.
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