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20th Jun 2022

People are praising Jennifer Lopez for introducing her child to stage as They/Them

Kieran Galpin

Love drowns out hate

Jennifer Lopez has been applauded for introducing her child using they/them pronouns before a stunning duet at a sports gala in the US.

Jennifer Lopez, 52, took a stand for inclusion as she welcomed her child, 14-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz, to the stage at the LA Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala. The event, which took place on June 16, raises money for various projects, including healthcare, homelessness and youth development.

Dubbing Emme as her “favourite duet partner”, the Dance Again singer said: “The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t. So this is a very special occasion.


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“They are very, very busy, booked and pricey,” she added. “They cost me when they come out. But they’re worth every single penny because they’re my favourite duet partner of all time. So if you will indulge me.”

Videos from the performance have since gone viral, with many applauding the singer for supporting her child- as everyone should.

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In one video, Emme and Lopez belt “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, while in another, the duo recreate their standout Superbowl performance with a rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and Lopez’s own “Let’s Get Loud.”

While there were, of course, grown adults who felt the need to comment their disgust, the sound of praise drowned out the hate in various comment sections across the internet.

“Amazing!! In love with this!” wrote one fan, while another added: “It’s not hard to call her child they. Respect others pronouns even if you don’t understand.”

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