Jess Glynne Slammed For Using Transphobic Slur On Podcast

Jess Glynne has been slammed for using a transphobic slur on on The Mo Gilligan Podcast.

The 31-year-old caused outrage when she revealed she’d visited a ‘tranny strip club’ where ‘men wore wigs’.

The conversation has now been removed from Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Jess Glynne has been slammed for using a transphobic slur. Credit: @jessglynne/Instagram

However, the clip is doing the rounds on Twitter and fans are outraged at her ignorance.

One person said: “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’.

“In fact, just leave us out of your funny anecdotes. We are not a laughing stock, we are human beings.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Sister Sister also called her out.

They wrote: “A slur that rolls out as easily as it did suggests that #JessGlynne doesn’t consider the t-word a slur at all.

“The way it’s such an outdated term being used by someone within the LGBT community is a massive shame.”

Credit: @jessglynne/Instagram

The ‘Hold My Hand’ singer has now taken to Instagram to apologise.

She wrote: “I know that I have caused offence and pain to a community that I love and have always wanted to support.

“To be in the knowledge that I have negatively impacted the community through my own ignorance has ripped out a piece of my heart.

“The language that I used on the podcast was unacceptable.

“I am ashamed that I was unaware of the potency of the T-slur until now.”

She added: “Today I have learnt something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Featured Image Credit: @jessglynne/Instagram

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.