Demi Lovato agrees with Alok Vaid-Menon On Gender Reveal Parties Being ‘Transphobic’
On Thursday, Demi Lovato took to Instagram to speak up against the gender reveal parties which she believes is ‘Transphobic’. She reposted a message from transgender rights activist Alok Vaid-Menon, who apparently spoke a lot of things on this subject through his post and the 28-year-old singer captioned it “Thank you for sharing your knowledge and educating us always”. Menon wrote against gender reveal parties and how they can be harmful.
The original post that was later shared by Demi Lovato against the gender reveal parties culture read ” Why Gender Reveals are Transphobic”, it also had various slides filled with content such as “The assumption is that the baby is cis. Cisness is positioned as the default and everyone else is understood as derivative of it,” the post continued. “The idea goes: while we might ‘identify’ as trans now, we were ‘originally’ ‘born’ cis and we later ‘became trans. When in truth, everyone is just born. And we all become after the fact.” and a lot more
The post was followed by a long caption that said ” This is not about being politically correct, it’s about being correct. The refusal to acknowledge this stems from a misunderstanding of what transphobia is”, it continued “Transphobia is not just prejudice or violence against an individual trans person, it is a belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more “natural” than trans people. Only individual people can self determine their gender.”
However, after Demi Lovato shared her thoughts about the gender reveal parties being Transphobic, she got mixed reactions from her fans. Some of her fans felt that Demi and Alok have taken political correctness “too far.”Various fans wrote their thoughts through the comment and most of them didn’t seem to agree with the ‘ Sorry Not Sorry‘ singer.
Some comments on her post read “Demi, I love you,” while also saying “no thanks” to her thoughts, and “Demi I love you and I’ve always supported you, but no,” People felt like this post is too much of an allegation on people who prefer having gender reveal parties and that they don’t understand how it can be harmful as some of the people said “I’m having a hard time believing an unborn baby is somehow offended by this,” someone said. “I’m having an even harder time understanding why any adult would be offended by a harmless celebration that doesn’t affect them.”