Singer Roisin Murphy issues grovelling apology to trans activists

Singer Roisin Murphy issues grovelling apology to trans activists online after being hounded for saying puberty blockers should not be used on ‘little mixed-up kids’

  • Sing it Back singer Roisin Murphy made lengthy apology after trans lobby attack 

The former frontwoman of top ten hitmakers Moloko has apologised after being bombarded with abuse after slamming puberty blockers being used on children.

Róisín Murphy posted a lengthy statement saying sorry after an online pile-on by Twitter users, who said they were LGBTQ+ allies.

Murphy, 50, who has now got her own successful solo career but is best known for the Sing It Back hit, said she had been heartbroken to see the ‘ramifications’ of her post.

She was hounded after simply writing a comment from her private Facebook page expressing concern about children being given the drugs.

Murphy wrote: Puberty blockers are f*****, absolutely desolate, big pharma laughing all the way to the bank.

‘Little mixed-up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected, that’s just true.

Sing it Back singer Roisin Murphy made lengthy apology after trans activists hounded her

‘Please don’t call me a terf, please don’t keep using that word against women.’

Terf is a derogatory slang term used by the trans lobby to insult people who do not align with their own views. It means Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist.

In Murphy’s lengthy apology she said she had not meant to offend anyone who may have disagreed with her.

The musician said: ‘I have been thrown into a very public discourse in an arena I’m uncomfortable in and deeply unsuitable for.

‘I cannot apologise enough for being the reason for this eruption of damaging and potentially dangerous social-media fire and brimstone.

‘To witness the ramifications of my actions and the divisions it has caused is heartbreaking.

Murphy had said that puberty blockers should not be given to confused children on Facebook

‘I’ve had a personal Facebook account for years. The morning I made these comments I was scrolling and I brought up a specific issue that was only broadly related to the original post.’

She went on to say she had spent her whole life celebrating diversity and different views.

Murphy added she never deliberately aimed for any demographic or group or people for her music.

She continued: ‘I am so sorry my comments have been directly hurtful to many of you.

‘You must have felt a huge shock, blindsided by this so abruptly.

‘I understand fixed views are not helpful but I really hope people can understand my concern was out of love for all of us.’ 


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