Ne-Yo has apologized for recent statements he made against transgender children. “After much thought, I’d like to express my heartfelt apologies to anyone I may have offended with my remarks on parenting & gender identity,” the singer posted on Twitter/X on Sunday night (Aug. 6). “I’ve consistently been an advocate for love and inclusion in the LGBTQI+ community, so I comprehend how my comments could’ve been perceived as insensitive and offensive.” “Gender identity is nuanced,” Ne-Yo wrote, “and I can truthfully admit that I plan to better educate myself on the topic so that I can approach future conversations with more empathy.”
Ne-Yo issues apology to the LGBTQIA+ community after making anti-trans comments during a recent podcast appearance:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 7, 2023
“Gender identity is nuanced and I can honestly admit that I plan to better educate myself on the topic, so I can approach future conversations with more empathy.” pic.twitter.com/C4RJtPja3d
He concluded, “At the end of the day, I will lead with love and support the pursuit of happiness for everyone.” On Saturday, a video of a VladTV interview with Gloria Velez where Ne-Yo and Velez criticised parents who supported their children identifying as a gender other than the one assigned to them at birth was published on YouTube. Gender-affirming care is not unsafe for trans adolescents, according to the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Paediatrics, and the American Psychological Association, and in most circumstances, it is highly beneficial and life-saving.
I’d like to express my deepest apologies… pic.twitter.com/M5aTFN40tn— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) August 7, 2023
Ne-Yo Apologises For Parenting And Gender Identity Comments: ‘I Hope To Better Educate Myself Regarding This Topic’
Ne-Yo is apologising for recent statements he made about transgender children and criticising parents who support their children identifying as a gender other than that assigned at birth. “After much thought, I’d like to express my deepest apologies to anyone I may have offended with my comments on parenting and gender identity,” Ne-Yo, 43, wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “I’ve continually been a spokesperson for love and inclusivity in the LGBTQI+ community, so I comprehend how my comments could’ve been perceived as disrespectful and offensive,” he added. As a result, I intend to better educate myself on the subject in order to be more compassionate regarding future conversations about gender identity.” “At the end of the day,” he continued, “I lead with love and support everyone’s freedom of expression & pursuit of happiness.” The remarks in question were made during an interview with Gloria Velez for VladTV when he discussed gender identification.
“I just generally come from an era wherein a man was a man & a woman was a woman,” Ne-Yo explained in an interview. As Ne-Yo said, “There were two genders, and I rocked them both.” “Go ahead and identify as a goldfish if you like, I don’t care,” he continued. That’s not my concern. When you try to force me to play the game with you, it becomes my problem. I’m not going to refer to you as a goldfish. But if you want to be a goldfish, go ahead and be one. We live in an odd era.” Ne-Yo went on to remark that certain parents have “nearly forgotten what the duty of a parent is,” and that a child coming to their parents to discuss their gender identity is akin to a toddler asking for more candy than they should eat. When did it become OK to empower a 5-, 6-, or 12-year-old to make life-altering decisions for themselves?” “When did that occur?” “I don’t get it.” Ne-Yo offered an apology on social media garnering a lot of schooling & criticism.
Ne-Yo blasts parents who let their children believe that they can pick whatever gender they want to be: “I feel like the parents have almost forgotten what the role of a parent is. If your little boy comes up to you and says, ‘Daddy I wanna be a girl,’ you just let him rock with… pic.twitter.com/JRdn7VGZDI— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 6, 2023
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