Piers Morgan mocks Sam Smith for coming out as non-binary
Piers Morgan has poked fun at singer Sam Smith for identifying as non-binary.
The Good Morning Britain host attacked the “Promises” singer, who came out as non-binary on March 15 in an interview with actress Jameela Jamil.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday (March 19), Morgan said: “Sam Smith has announced he’s gender-fluid… he can’t work out if he’s male or female, whatever. He’s now identifying as [non-binary].”
“I’m now identifying as Sam Smith, so I can get his royalties.”
— Piers Morgan
“I’m now identifying as Sam Smith, so I can get his royalties. This works both ways,” said Morgan.
He added: “I just don’t get this… Sam Smith has millions of fans, what are they supposed to think? I can’t work out what I am?”
Kevin Maguire from the Mirror volunteered: “He’s got a bit of publicity, that’s what it’s about. It’s always, look at me, here I am!”
Piers Morgan claims non-binary people have ‘many ramifications’
Piers Morgan continued: “Is it a generational thing? My young sons don’t care about this whole gender thing, they think I’m just an old fuddy-duddy, it doesn’t matter. ‘Why do you care, dad, what people identify as?’
“But I think there are so many ramifications around self-identify that are a real concern, and they haven’t thought it through.”
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It was not Piers Morgan’s only rant of the day on Good Morning Britain, with the frequently-offended host also voicing his objections to gender-neutral changing rooms, children’s cartoons, a two-month old Gillette TV ad, firefighters, transgender people in prisons, a giant statue of a woman, transgender people in sport, the number of women working in TV, and vegans.
The host also attacked Facebook for gender settings that allow people to identify as two-spirit, a term used by Native Americans to refer to people who are not male or female.
Sam Smith: I’m not male or female
Speaking about gender identity, Sam Smith said: “You are just you. You are a mixture of all different things. You are your own special creation. That’s how I see it.
“I’m not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between.
“When I saw the word ‘non-binary’, and I read into it, and I heard these people speaking and I was like, ‘that is me’.”
The singer added: “I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind. I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head.”