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Demi Lovato shares viral video of GB News anchor defending use of pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’

‘It sounded completely normal!’ Demi Lovato shares viral video of GB News anchor defending use of pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’ when describing non-binary people


Demi Lovato has 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 non-binary – took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a clip of journalist Tom Harwood.

In the now viral video the political commentator says it ‘sounded completely normal’ using ‘they’ and ‘them’ to describe someone whose gender is unknown.

Opinions: Demi Lovato has 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 the use of the pronouns was ‘changing language’ he said: ‘I would say that we’re not changing language – if I were to talk to someone who is a bloke I would say ‘he’.

‘If I were to talk to someone who is a woman I would say ‘she’ and if I was to talk about someone who I didn’t know what their gender was what would I call them, what would I call them?

‘Oh wait I just did it three times, I said they and them and it sounded completely normal.’

Pronouns: The Confident singer, 28, - who recently came out as non-binary - took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a clip of journalist Tom Harwood (pictured)

Pronouns: The Confident singer, 28, – who recently came out as non-binary – took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a clip of journalist Tom Harwood (pictured)

Demi shared the clip – which now has 1.6 million views on TikTok – with their 110million followers with the caption: ‘there’s nothing new about they + them.’

It comes after last month, Demi opened up to pal Alok Vaid-Menon, who also identifies as non-binary, about their personal journey coming out to friends and family.

During a sit-down interview at YouTube’s virtual Pride celebration, the star said officially changing their pronouns to they/them and has been ‘so rewarding.’

Clip: In the now viral video the political commentator says it 'sounded completely normal' using 'they' and 'them' to describe someone whose gender is unknown

Clip: In the now viral video the political commentator says it ‘sounded completely normal’ using ‘they’ and ‘them’ to describe someone whose gender is unknown

‘I’m so grateful that my fans and my friends are as wonderful as they are,’  Lovato gushed. 

While 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 nonbinary, which means they does not 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’s been really cool.’    

Influence: Demi shared the clip - which now has 1.6 million views on TikTok - to their 110million followers with the caption: 'there's nothing new about they + them'

Influence: Demi shared the clip – which now has 1.6 million views on TikTok – to their 110million followers with the caption: ‘there’s nothing new about they + them’

Lovato also revealed they ‘actually had come out to loved ones and friends last year.’

‘This year, I made it public. I felt it was really important for 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 fans, I felt holding it in any longer just didn’t feel right… most people have been so wonderful and that’s the reality of coming out.’   

They praised their family members and team for using their pronouns as well as the conversations it has sparked.    

Lovato last month revealed that they were identifying as non-binary on their with Demi Lovato podcast 4D

‘Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and wish to be,’ Demi said on Instagram in detailing the news. 

‘I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you … you’ve seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras.

‘Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all – I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.’ 

News: Lovato last month announced that they were identifying as non-binary on their with Demi Lovato podcast 4D

News: Lovato last month announced that they were identifying as non-binary on their with Demi Lovato podcast 4D

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