Demi Lovato shares GB News video defending use of 'they/them' pronouns

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Demi Lovato has shared a video from GB News correspondent Tom Harwood in which he defends the use of 'they/them' pronouns to refer to people who define themselves as non-binary.

Lovato came out as non-binary in May saying the identity "best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression".

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The singer shared the video on their Instagram page as part of a slideshow of images explaining why it is not grammatically incorrect for someone to refer to themselves using these pronouns.

In the video, which has now been viewed more than 1.6 million times on Harwood's TikTok page, he explains his attitude towards gender neutral pronouns in a GB News debate.

Harwood stated in the clip that he does not feel it is "changing language" when we refer to people using these pronouns.

He said: "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'.

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"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."

Demi Lovato has said that they prefer to be referred to using gender neutral pronouns. (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Demi Lovato has said that they prefer to be referred to using gender neutral pronouns. (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Lovato said earlier this month that they are relaxed about being mistakenly misgendered, as long as people are open to learning and getting it right next time.

"I accidentally misgender myself sometimes," they added. "It’s a huge transition to change the pronouns I’ve used for myself my entire life, and it’s difficult to remember sometimes.

“As long as you keep trying to respect my truth, and as long as I remember my truth, that shift will come naturally."

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Lovato's career began in children's television, appearing alongside Barney the Dinosaur and later in the Disney movie Camp Rock.

They have since sold more than 24 million records in the United States alone, earning two Grammy nominations in the process.

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