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The Wanted's Jay McGuiness Affirms Support For Trans Community

The Wanted's Jay McGuiness Affirms Support For Trans Community

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The singer also blasted "incredibly wealthy brits" pushing transphobia.

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Former The Wanted band member Jay McGuiness is reaffirming his support of trans people in the sweetest way.

The singer shared a self-deprecating anecdote to Twitter earlier this week, writing that he had just smiled at a person who he thought was trans, wanting “to make the day a little better” for them.

“Then I cringed at myself for doing what I think was a very British ‘person-awkwardly-trying-to-be-supportive’ smile,” he admitted.

But McGuiness didn’t stop there, instead adding that his mental journey then had him compare his potentially awkward attempt at showing kindness to “some of the incredibly wealthy brits who are actively spending time in their life making fun of these people, or scaremongering people about them, or trying to make their existence harder.”

“And I felt better about my stupid smile,” he concluded. “Fuck those guys. Go trans go.”

While some people immediately joked with him about how much overthinking he did to get to that point, others were quick to point out that even a little bit of awkward kindness can be a wonderful thing.

While McGuiness didn’t explicitly call out J.K. Rowling, mentioning “incredibly wealthy brits” trying to make life harder for trans people certainly brings her to mind — and it’s a comfort anytime someone with a sizable platform makes it clear they’re taking the opposite stance and moving the needle towards inclusion while she and other transphobes keep trying to hold it back.

How old is Jay McGuiness?

McGuiness was born July 24, 1990.

Who was Jay McGuiness's partner on Strictly Come Dancing?

McGuiness was partnered with Aliona Vilani on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015, and won the competition.

What is Jay McGuiness doing now?

McGuiness's focus in recent years has been performing in musical theater, most recently landing the lead role in a touring production of White Christmas.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.