Piers Morgan mocks Sam Smith for coming out as non-binary

Nick Duffy March 19, 2019
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Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan

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.”

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.

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.”

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