Shawn Mendes apologises for misgendering Sam Smith; Says ‘I’m so sorry, it absolutely slipped my mind’

Shawn Mendes is apologizing after using the wrong pronouns for Sam Smith. Mendes introduced the fellow pop singer-songwriter during the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert.
Shawn Mendes apologises for misgendering Sam Smith; Says ‘I’m so sorry, it absolutely slipped my mind’
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iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020 kicked off on December 10 with a star-studded lineup and Sam Smith's heart-touching rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas has made everyone emotional. Sam Smith also performed Dancing with Stranger. But Sam Smith fans are slamming Wonder singer Shawn Mendes who performed before Sam Smith before introducing the singer using wrong pronouns. Sam Smith’s preferred pronouns are ‘they/them’ but Mendes kept calling In the Lonely Hour singer as ‘he/him.’

 

Fans are accusing iHeartRadio of promoting transphobia, stating if all the shows are prerecorded, how did nobody catch it and corrected the singer to use the correct pronouns. Many took it to Twitter to express outrage over misgendering a singer who has been open about his gender identities and slammed iHeartRadio for negligence. A fan wrote on Twitter, “So no one was gonna tell Shawn Mendes that Sam Smith’s pronouns are they/them and they just let him refer to them as “he” like 5 times????” 

 

Fans also said iHeartRadio should take responsibility for the situation. A user pointed out, “it probably wasn’t intentional, but iheartradio should have made shawn re-record it, same with lilnasx because he did it too.” To which a user replied, “Imagine stating how much you love them and all that but then misgender them the entire time.” An outraged fan stated, “it was prerecorded and no one caught him misgendering them??? Wtf???” 

 

Now, Shawn Mendes has issued an apology to this. “Oh @samsmith I’m so sorry for referring to you as a ‘he’ for your jingle ball introduction,” Mendes wrote on his Instagram Story on December 11. “It absolutely slipped my mind. Wont happen again … Sending you so much love! Also you absolutely are one of the funniest people I’ve ever met!” Smith has not replied to Mendes. 

 

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Anonymous 2 months ago

I think it was just a mistake, as body-wise Sam Smith looks like a man, so Shawn referred to them as 'He'. So it's okay... Don't have to be so harsh towards Shawn, for a simple mistake... it happens, it sometimes slips of the mind.. chill.

Anonymous 2 months ago

People are just snowflakes now! Get offended by pronouns

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lmao, and I'm a unicorn

Anonymous 2 months ago

what nonsense is this they them

Anonymous 2 months ago

i agree dear.. but people were being so harsh towards Shawn and labelling Shawn as transphobic... People should understand, it happens sometimes.. it slips out from mind sometimes.. he wasn't being transphobic or anything... it was just a simple mistake by Shawn.. and he apologized. And yeah They/Them isn't nonsense... everyone has right to be who they really are. :)

Anonymous 2 months ago

Some people are saying "what nonsense is they/them " or "people are offended by pronouns now". Some people are not "offended", they think that using the right pronouns for them can be a step forward to support them. There not only two genders, if you think there are then try googling "how many types of genders are there?"

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shawn is a sweet guy and his apology made him more sweet

Anonymous 2 months ago

Humble Shawn♡

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lol. People are offended by pronouns now. What has happened to this world..

Anonymous 2 months ago

Some people are not "offended", they think that using the right pronouns for them can be a step forward to support them. There are not only two genders, if you think there are then try googling "how many types of genders are there?"

Anonymous 2 months ago

the world is going crazy

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shawn Mendes is such a sweet guy

Anonymous 2 months ago

Holy crap the world has changed....now I get to decide my gender. Is there anything that makes sense anymore!?

Anonymous 2 months ago

The world has become complete garbage comrade. Welcome to 2020.

Anonymous 2 months ago

one is also entitled not to be a fool. in fact it is highly encouraged and recommended. generally speaking.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I'd like to be identified as king now. Not he/she/they/them.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I'd like to be identified as king now. Not he/she/they/them.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This makes complete sense. Every one is entitled to choose their preference.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It clearly was unintentionally but this apology was required, not only for Sam but for Shawn's non binary fans too. So it's good that he apologized.

Anonymous 2 months ago

You're right!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Hey! Don't troll Shawn. It was a genuine mistake.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Exactly

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yeah.....

Anonymous 3 months ago

unless you are Sam, you can’t have a say.