On February 8, Adele took home quite a few wins from the 2022 Brit Awards. She won Song of the Year ("Easy on Me"), Artist of the Year, and Mastercard Album of the Year. However, her acceptance speech is already causing some members of the trans community to be upset.
For the first time ever, the Brit Awards did away with gendered categories and instead allowed men and women to compete for the same awards. This gender-neutral ceremony may be the first, but we have a feeling it will be the first of many as we are seeing more and more mainstream institutions ignore the fact that men and women are inherently different.
Adele Said She Loves Being a Woman
Adele went on stage to accept her Artist of the Year award and acknowledged the other artists in her category. She then said, "I understand why the name of this award has changed, but I love being a woman and being a female artist – I do!"
"I'm really proud of us," Adele gushed. "I really, really am." The crowd went wild and cheered her on, but not everyone was thrilled with her declaration.
Some people on Twitter have already come out to accuse her of being a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), a ridiculous term that we have seen the likes of J.K. Rowling called simply because she believes in preserving same-sex spaces that are reserved for biological women and biological women alone.
"Please, no ADELE can't be a TERF. That last comment, though ambiguous, could be perceived as TERF-y. Please no," private Twitter user @OhHeyJacob wrote. His bio reads, "LGBTQ issues, pop culture, media, menswear, trans liberation & the arts. Staunch feminist." Shocker.
Another person wrote, "Who'd have thought #Adele was a transphobe and would use her platform to call for the destruction of the trans community."
We're glad to see that there are just as many people calling us back to sanity and insisting that Adele simply embracing her womanhood has nothing to do with transphobia.
The Famous Artist Birdy Rose chimed in, "It exposes how low the bar is & how high the cost is for a woman who speaks the truth without first considering if deranged men are OK with it."
Only in an upside-down society where we have thrown gender to the wayside in a fit of insanity would we ever see a female artist under fire for simply stating, "I love being a woman." Adele has yet to respond to any of the controversy, but we hope she never does – because at the end of the day it's a non-issue that doesn't even deserve a minute of her attention. She is a female artist, point blank. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with embracing that and appreciating it.