Acclaimed singer Adele is being slandered on social media as ‘anti-trans’ for saying she “loves being a woman” during her acceptance speech at the Brits awards.
The 33-year-old took home the awards for best artist, album, and song of the year. The artist of the year award is the first gender-neutral award, replacing both the male and female artist of the year categories.
“I understand why the name of this award has changed but I really love being a woman and being a female artist. I do!” She said in her acceptance speech. “I’m really proud of us, I really, really am.”
Social media quickly jumped down her throat. Users began calling her a “TERF”, which stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
People then began debating the matter, as Adele has expressed pro trans rights opinion in the past. One user wrote: “using this to be transphobic and saying shit like “i stand with adele” while adele would hate you for being transphobic? she stands with trans rights and if you don’t then you don’t really stand with adele. gtfo.”
Adele has not commented on the controversy. She simply posted a tweet thanking the Brits: “What a night! Thank you @BRITs, thank you Sally and Tom for being so accommodating. Thank you to everyone who was there in the crowd, you were so loud and loving! Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees, keep on smashing it!”