Jennifer Lopez applauded for using gender-neutral pronouns while praising her non-binary relative on Instagram
With songs like I Luh Ya Papi, she was never one too constrained by grammar.
And J.Lo certainly didn't let it get in the way of praising a non-binary family member this week.
The singer received heaps of approval for using gender-neutral pronouns in a gushing post about her sister's child Brendan, who does not identify exclusively as male or female.
'They were the one person': J.Lo was praised for putting feelings above grammar as she uses gender-neutral pronouns to praise non-binary relative this week
'This is Brendan my sister Leslie's second child!!' she captioned a picture of the youngster.
'They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!!,' she continued, carefully tiptoeing around the pronoun but trampling the grammar in the process.
'And I couldn't be more proud!!! Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!! Titi Jenn loves you!! #superproudauntie #familia'
Jen's post was flooded with messages of appreciation for her inclusive use of language.
Thank you for using the correct pronoun! While you are fabulous and talented, this post also demonstrates your sensitivity and education,' wrote one user.
'Thank you:' Jen's post was flooded with messages of appreciation for her inclusive use of language
'jlo. thank you... words cannot convey how much this means to trans/nb people. to be recognized and seen by somebody with a platform like yours makes all the difference,' another wrote.
'Love your language here! What a great example to set and what a lucky kid to have such a great aunt,' added a third.
'Thank you for using your platform to celebrate gender diversity and preferred pronouns!' a fourth chimed in.
Some users even helpfully suggested a term Jen might find useful: 'Nibling', the non-gender replacement for niece/nephew.
But there were some who couldn't get past the use of 'they' as a singular pronoun; even though 'they' has for centuries been used as a single pronoun when gender is unknown.
'No one complains about you being used as both singular and plural, why are people complaining about this now?,' one of the singer's 67million followers sagely pointed out.
In future: Some users even helpfully suggested a term Jen might find useful: 'Nibling', the non-gender replacement for niece/nephew (pictured with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez in June)
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