“It sounded completely normal!” Demi Lovato shares GB News anchor viral video defending the use of pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’ when describing non-binary people
Demi Lovato shared a viral video of a GB News anchor defending the use of the pronouns “they” and “them” when describing non-binary people.
The confident singer, 28, – who recently came out as a non-binary – took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a clip from journalist Tom Harwood.
In the now viral video, the political commentator says it “sounded perfectly normal” by using “them” and “them” to describe someone whose gender is unknown.
Opinions: Demi Lovato shared a viral video of a GB News anchor defending the use of the pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’ when describing non-binary people
In the video, taken from a recent debate on GB News about whether using the pronouns was ‘changing language’, he said: ‘I would say we don’t change language – if I were talking to someone who had a guy is I would say ‘he’.
“If I were talking to someone who is a woman, I would say ‘she’ and if I were talking about someone I didn’t know their gender, what would I call that person, what would I call him?
“Oh wait, I just did it three times. I said she and she and it sounded completely normal.”
Pronouns: The confident singer, 28, – who recently came out as a non-binary – took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a clip from journalist Tom Harwood (pictured)
Demi shared the clip — which now has 1.6 million views on TikTok — to their 110 million followers with the caption, “there’s nothing new about them + them.”
It comes after last month, Demi opened up to friend Alok Vaid-Menon, who also identifies as non-binary, about their personal journey that came to friends and family.
During a sit-down interview on YouTube’s virtual Pride celebration, the star officially said changing their pronouns to she/them and is “so worth it.”
Clip: In the now viral video, the political commentator says it “sounded perfectly normal” by using “them” and “them” to describe someone whose gender is unknown
“I’m so grateful that my fans and my friends are as amazing as they are,” Lovato gushed.
While Lovato was rocking a T-shirt with the word “gay” written on it over a rainbow flag, Lovato was asked to reflect on their first Pride after coming out as non-binary, meaning they don’t exclusively identify as a man or a woman.
“It feels incredible, I just feel like I’m finally showing the world my truth too,” they explained.
The two-time Grammy nominee went on to say, “It was really cool.”
Influence: Demi shared the clip – which now has 1.6 million views on TikTok – to their 110 million followers with the caption: ‘there’s nothing new about them + them’
Lovato also revealed that they had “actually come out to loved ones and friends last year.”
“This year I made it public. It was very important to me to share that with the world,” the former Disney Channel star noted.
They continued: “I’ve been so open and honest with my truth to the fans, I felt it was no longer right to hold it in, it just didn’t feel right… most people were so great and that’s the reality of coming out.’
They praised their family members and team for using their pronouns and the conversations it has caused.
Lovato revealed last month that they identified as non-binary on their met Demi Lovato podcast 4D.
“Every day we wake up, we get a new chance and opportunity to be who we want and want to be,” Demi said in detail on Instagram about the news.
“I’ve spent most of my life growing for all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. My life was not just a journey for myself, I also lived for those on the other side of the cameras.
Today is a day I am so happy to share more of my life with all of you – I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially change my pronouns to they/them in the future.’
News: Lovato announced last month that they identified as non-binary on their Demi Lovato podcast 4D