The podcast has since been deleted off Spotify but the quotes were circulated on social media attracting criticism and calls for Jess Glynne songs to be blacklisted from LGBTQ+ nightclubs.
As the owner of a “tranny strip club.” I’d ask Jess Glynne not to use slurs to describe us or call us “men in wigs.” Infact just leave us out of your funny anecdotes, we are not a laughing stock, we are human beings. 😩😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/oZ6rWR5Ipw
— Lucia Blayke (@luciablayke) March 7, 2021
In a statement posted on Instagram today, the 31-year-old singer said: "I want to address my appearance on the @mothecomedian podcast, when a story I told caused massive and righteous offence.
"Firstly, I want to say that I am wholeheartedly sorry.
"I know that in this case, sorry is not nearly enough, throughout my life I have made a lot of mistakes and what I have come to know is that the only benefit to making one is to learn from it."
Glynne added her "own ignorance" had "negatively impacted" the LGBTQ+ community and "ripped out a piece of my heart".
She said she wanted to address the "mistake head on and educate myself about an issue I was frankly ignorant of".
She continued: "The language that I used on the podcast was unacceptable, as someone that has always been immersed in the LGBTQ+ community, I have witnessed first hand the progress that has been made when it comes to language, I am ashamed that I was unaware of the potency of the T-slur until now."
Organisers of London Trans Pride said that while the star "still has a lot of work to do", her apology is a "step in the right direction".
Their statement said: "Jess has a global reach and it is important that people see her apology and admitting that what she said was not OK, this interaction will teach them something valuable about how to treat us."
For clarity, the use of the terms “tr*nny” and “men dressed as women” not only are extremely damaging in any context, but they just aren’t acceptable to be hosted on mainstream, public platforms.
I’d it were any other minority at the brunt of this ignorance there would be uproar.
— 𝔇𝔞𝔫𝔦𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔢 𝔖𝔱 𝔍𝔞𝔪𝔢𝔰 (@danistjames) March 7, 2021
Danielle St James, a model and leader at Trans charity Not a Phase, was drafted in to educate Glynne about her comments.
She later posted: “Part of life and growth is f***ing up, none of our hands are clean and if we were filmed regularly, I'm sure there would be a lot more evidence of said fuck ups. Jess Glynne f***ed up, no one is arguing about that, she came to me for help and I helped like I would anyone.
“I had my pitchfork out too, I promise you I did. But when I spoke to her this morning, I felt her sincerity in her words, she took on what I said and wrote the apology/statement.
“She is going to do the work, I promise you that I will hold her accountable to that.”
Jess Glynne had previously apologised after accused Mayfair restaurant Sexy Fish of “discrimination” after they allegedly turned her away for wearing a hoodie.
The singer said that she and a friend were refused entry to the upmarket Asian restaurant in Berkeley Square after staff made “a decision based on [their] appearance.”
Sexy Fish’s dress code requests that customers do not wear sportswear.
Glynne later admitted that she “used the wrong word” in her social media post describing the incident.