No one is surprised when Piers Morgan is problematic, but we all are a bit more disappointed each time.
After Sam Smith came out as non-binary, Piers Morgan decided to add his voice—a voice that literally nobody ever asked for—to the conversation.
Morgan tweeted the following in response to Sam Smith's stunning outfit in Madrid:
Sorry, WHAT? I thought you were now ‘gender non-binary’? Are you back to being a man again? https://t.co/BZxCU0skwy— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1573399408.0
Aside from, once again, literally nobody asking—Morgan's concept of gender identity is way off.
Gender identity and clothing, much like oil and water, are completely separate concepts.
And besides, anybody who has followed Sam Smith has seen their gender-non-conforming wardobe choices.
🖤 @AttitudeMag Photography Ferry Vandernat Creative direction Joseph Kocharain Editor in Chief Cliff Joannou https://t.co/UtheX9Uf3U— Sam Smith (@Sam Smith)1570890941.0
Lana del they ✨ @alokvmenon https://t.co/lIV7I2R22D— Sam Smith (@Sam Smith)1570434511.0
Vegas https://t.co/PqdfIKQsuY— Sam Smith (@Sam Smith)1569876248.0
Disco tits https://t.co/A1pPKuJL4b— Sam Smith (@Sam Smith)1569850743.0
Nails, hair, hips, heels, ass fat, lips real, purse full, big bills, bitch I’m a big deal 💎@todrick https://t.co/sdpu6dhqov— Sam Smith (@Sam Smith)1568640600.0
Morgan's statement is ignorant.
So of course, Twitter was all over him in an instant.
@piersmorgan I used to dislike you Piers. And I still do.— Chairman Lmao ☭ (@Chairman Lmao ☭)1573417523.0
@piersmorgan Clothing =/= gender. A nonbinary person can wear "mens" clothing if they want; that doesn't make them… https://t.co/iIjDCUZMTN— Elliott 🌿 (@Elliott 🌿)1573508146.0
@piersmorgan ok boomer— h ♥ (@h ♥)1573500140.0
@piersmorgan ok boomer https://t.co/mMMZGQiOZE— ًhannah (@ًhannah)1573429124.0
Some people like Morgan are determined to find the flaws in everybody's expression of themselves.
But thankfully people continue to challenge these problematic viewpoints.
@piersmorgan can you ever be quiet https://t.co/rxYtyti1AB— 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚊𝚗 (@𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚊𝚗)1573508889.0
@piersmorgan It’s almost as if... gender identity doesn’t equal gender expression or expression in general.... 🤨😤😳🤔🤔😳😤🤨🤨🤨🤔🤔🤭🤭🤭😤🤭🤭🤔😳😳😳— Orange🍊✨ (@Orange🍊✨)1573490850.0
@piersmorgan Are you okay? I have some men’s tops, does that mean I should identify as a man? Omg, absolute try hard. 😂😂😂😂😂— REBEKKA 👸🏻 (@REBEKKA 👸🏻)1573412921.0
@piersmorgan clothes don’t define a persons gender but ok boomer— em (@em)1573425987.0
@piersmorgan Why do you get a kick out of encouraging hatred towards others? I get that you don’t understand, appre… https://t.co/lPw3yNBRO3— Maddie (@Maddie)1573457474.0
Ideas about gender roles are so wrapped up in completely unsubstantial concepts, that we must continue to challenge them day in and day out.
Until we divorce gender from material objects, people like Sam Smith have a lot of haters like Piers Morgan ahead of them.