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Peter Andre doesn't agree with scrapping best male and female categories at awards ceremonies

The former singer said a 'gender-neutral' category should be introduced

2019-10-01

Words: Steve Brown

Peter Andre doesn’t agree with scrapping best male and female categories at awards ceremonies.

After Sam Smith came out as non-binary and preferred the they/them pronouns, the Brit Awards announced they were considering scrapping the male/female categories during their awards ceremony.

The likes of Piers Morgan hit back at this decision and said that women would end up being the victims and now Peter Andre has said he also doesn’t agree with scrapping the categories and said their should be a ‘gender-neutral’ award.

In his new! Magazine column, the ‘Mysterious Girl’ singer said: “I’m fine with Sam and other people identifying themselves however they like, but I don't agree with getting rid of best male and female categories. 

“I think it's all going way too far now. By all means add a brand new gender-neutral category, but what's wrong with celebrating the exceptional people in the music industry who identify as men and women? 

“I don't get it. The problem is people get offended way too easily nowadays.”