Last week singer Sam Smith announced that they would be adopting they/them gender pronouns.
Having come out as non-binary earlier this year, the singer said on Twitter that the pronoun change had come after “after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out”.
Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM ❤ after a lifetime of being a… https://t.co/BSItIALSqb
On Twitter, the outlet was criticised for appearing to misgender Smith. In a screengrab posted to Twitter by non binary journalist @ashleycdye, the AP refer to Smith with male pronouns seven times in just three short paragraphs.
People weren’t impressed on Twitter…
@ashleycdye @BeeeCee Like why is this so hard for people. ;:(