Singer Adele, one of the highest paid musicians in the world, sent a message that the woke crowd may not appreciate from her.
She won Artist of the Year at The Brit Awards at in her speech, for the now genderless award, she proclaimed her love of being a woman.
“I understand why the name of this award has changed. But I really love being a woman and being a female artist I do I’m really proud of us,” she said.
The award used to be for best male artist and best female artist but it was changed to accommodate those who identify as non-binary.
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Adele was quickly attacked on Twitter for being a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) which is defined as “a feminist who excludes the rights of transgender women from their advocacy of women’s rights,” The Daily Mail reported.
But some Adele fans have vowed to boycott her music claiming she offended non-binary people and branded her a TERF – a derogatory term for a feminist who excludes the rights of transgender women also thrown at the singer’s friend JK Rowling.
One LGBTQ activist said: ‘Please, no, ADELE can’t be a TERF. That last comment, though ambiguous, could be perceived as TERF-Y. Please no’. Another critic said: ‘I love Adele but that ‘woman’ comment seemed like a bit of a dig, non binary artists deserve better’. Paul M Rodriguez Jr said he had ‘lost a lot of respect for Adele’ and would ‘not spend a cent on her music’, adding: ‘What sux I really liked her’.
But women’s rights groups have praised her stance. A spokesman for charity Safeguard Women & Girls said: ‘Yes, women are part of society, 50% actually. @Adele you make every woman I know proud. You’re an inspiration to many of what can be achieved’.
Inna Shevchenko, a journalist and women’s rights activist, celebrated Adele’s speech.
“Welcome to the Brave Inclusive New World: Now saying ‘I really love being a woman, I really love being a female artist’ is enough to be labeled as a Terf and a transphobe,” she said.
“It’s really nice to hear someone saying she loves being a woman. I increasingly think a lot of what we see as generational tension in feminism comes down to a form of self-hate – ‘I’m ashamed of being female, I don’t want to become *that*,” feminist Victoria Smith said.
PR guru Mark Borkowski said that Adele cannot be “cancelled” and she showed that she is “not a vanilla effigy pouring out messages to suit a woke agenda.”
“There is a mass of posturing in the corporate world of pop music. Just like a slew of multi-national conglomerates rushing to make the right noise that most people see as virtue signaling,” he said.
“It was pleasing to see Adele channeling authenticity – true to her brand, Adele is a giant personality. She is a leading light proving you don’t have to lose your much loved status by reflecting what you believe in. Fans and non fans want to engage with a personality not a vanilla effigy pouring out messages to suit a woke agenda,” he said.