'I love being a woman': Trans community slammed for trolling Adele's BRIT awards speech

Adele has won the first-ever genderless Artist Of The Year gong following the male and female categories being scrapped


                            'I love being a woman': Trans community slammed for trolling Adele's BRIT awards speech
During her acceptance speech, Adele said, "I understand this award has changed but I love being a female artist!" (Twitter)
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Adele has proudly taken home three awards at the BRITs at the O2 Arena. She has won the first ever genderless Artist Of The Year gong following the male and female categories being scrapped. The 33-year-old singer, who also won the award for Song Of The Year and the coveted Album Of The Year, said that she 'loves being a female artist'. 

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During her acceptance speech, Adele said, "I understand this award has changed but I love being a female artist!", referring to the changes made to the ceremony. Last year, the BRIT Awards drew flak after it announced its decision to scrap the traditional male and female categories, and instead switch to gender-neutral gongs for the first time ever. The event was soon dubbed 'woke'. There were different opinions, with some being enraged. Some claimed the move was in a bid 'to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible' and allowed people who do not identify as a man or woman to enter. Others slammed the change as 'woke drivel' and even called for a boycott.

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"Thank you, again the company I'm in really is phenomenal. Thanks to everyone I work with. But I want to dedicate this to my son. And his dad. Because it's about them. I'm really proud of myself for sticking to my guns and putting out something so personal. It's not something people do anymore," Adele said during her speech. "My son has been so gracious and patient with me over recent years. So it's for him." "Someone who was integral to this album is producer of the year Inflo. He also works with Little Simz. He helped me so much," she said, thanking her producer. 

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'R.I.P trans rights'

Adele is facing fresh criticism following her acceptance speech. In the speech, she explained that she understands the reasons for axing the gendered categories, but still loves 'being a woman'. Fans were divided by her comments, with some of them quite unimpressed. Some fans, on the other hand, have slammed the trans community for blowing her speech out of proportion. 

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"What's nonsensical is that you are picking Adele's words about herself to the point of absurdity. Why can trans people have hundreds of label options and say they're proud of themselves, but we women can't say we're proud of ourselves and our female sex? Double standards," one user wrote on Twitter. "According to trans rights activist, Adele murdered millions of trans wo Men tonight by calling herself a Woman and Female without including them.. R.I.P trans rights. You won't be missed..," wrote another.

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"i find it weird ppl are going after adele for wanting to keep the gender categories when the idea that they had to be removed for trans people's inclusion (because how could they actually be men or women) is literally the most transphobic thing ever," one user commented, while another wrote, "Liberal trans activists and cis allies will defend and claim that the sex industry is empowering even though the most violent forms of transphobia occur within the context of porn and prostitution, but will readily accuse Adele of transphobia because she likes being a woman..". "The fact that trans activists and their supporters are freaking out over #Adele’s simple statement proves two things. It demonstrates that the trans movement seeks to erase Women as a class, starting with the word “woman”, and it shows they know “trans women” aren’t women at all," one user said. 

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