‘I’m so sorry. I will learn to do that’: Richard Madeley apologises for misgendering non-binary Sam Smith during debate over whether their new music video is ‘over-sexualised’
Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley apologised for misgendering Sam Smith on Monday morning’s show.
Richard, 66, had been debating whether or not Sam’s latest music video for I’m Not Here To Make Friends is over-sexualised when the slip-up happened.
Sam, 30, is non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them and Richard was talking about the scenes in Sam’s video, when he accidentally referred to them as ‘he.’
Sorry: Richard Madeley apologised for misgendering Sam Smith – who is non-binary on Monday’s GMB during a debate over whether their new music video is ‘over-sexualised’
Co-host Susanna Reid, 52, corrected Richard’s mistake and he apologised.
The video for Sam’s new single sees them arrive at a castle in a helicopter before they dance provocatively in corsets, suspenders and nipple tassels.
And while a panel was discussing the video, Richard told a guest they ‘had a point’ and they informed him that they too use they/them pronouns.
Richard apologised a second time and said: ‘I am so sorry. I will learn to do that.’
More to come: Gloria, Sam’s fourth studio album, was released on Friday and is the first LP they have released in three years
Gloria, Sam’s fourth studio album, was released on Friday and is the first LP they have released in three years.
It was dropped after almost a year of public preparations from Sam, who released its first single Love Me More in April 2022.
The Money on My Mind songwriter then took TikTok by storm with their viral hit single Unholy featuring Germany born US singer Kim Petras,
Wild: The video for Sam’s new single sees them arrive at a castle in a helicopter before they dance provocatively in corsets, suspenders and nipple tassels
The track hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the pair’s first song to make the top spot by the pair.
Sam revealed on Friday they were spat at in the street after coming out as non-binary.
The Grammy winner changed their gender pronouns to they/them in 2019, and said they wish they had done it sooner but also opened up about the shocking backlash.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, the popstar revealed that while there have been no issues with their new gender identity in their personal life, they had been harassed on the streets of England since coming out.
They explained: ‘I think all the only negatives in the struggle have been in my public life and my job. And just the amount of hate and s****ness that came my way was just exhausting.
‘It was in the f****** news. Someone spat at me in the street. It’s crazy. What I find hard about it is it’s like, if that’s happening to me and I’m famous, I’m a pop star, can you imagine what other kids, like queer kids are feeling?
‘And it’s just so sad that we’re in 2023 and it’s still happening. It’s exhausting and especially in England.’
Sam added: ‘So we’ve got two sides, really. My personal life and then my public life. And in my personal life, there’s not one negative.
‘My family, they can communicate with me. They always did. But they communicate with me now in an even better way. My love life has become better from it. I feel lovable. I feel comfortable in my skin, but I wear what I want to wear.
‘Since changing my pronouns, it felt like a coming home. I wish I knew what the words were when I was in school, because I would’ve identified as that in school. Because it is who I am and it’s who I’ve always been.’
Shame: Sam revealed on Friday they were spat at in the street after coming out as non-binary