Piers Morgan was criticising Sam Smith after the star took part in a menswear fashion campaign – after coming out as gender non-conforming last month.
In his original Tweet Piers wrote, “Mr Smith came out as a gay man 5yrs ago, then as non-binary gender neutral 6 weeks ago, now he’s advertising ‘Man’s Concept Menswear’. It’s hard to keep up!”
However, Piers was called out for “misgendering” Sam Smith – with many taking exception to Piers using the pronouns “he”.
Sam Smith asked that people use “they, them and theirs”.
“CORRECTION”Embed from Getty Images
Piers offered an apology directly to Smith saying,
“CORRECTION: ‘their’ & ‘they’. My sincere apologies to @samsmith for misgendering him as male after he advertised ‘Man’s Concept Menswear.’
However, Piers still used “him” and “he”.Embed from Getty Images
Sam Smith hasn’t replied to the Tweet.
The news team for THEGAYUK. Got tips? Go to www.thegayuk.com/newsdesk to tell us something.