Eddie Izzard has been applauded by viewers during her most recent television appearance in which she asked for the pronouns she/her to be used. The stand-up comedy star appeared on the Sky Arts series Portrait Artist of the Year and asked the contestants and audience if she could be publicly referred to as ‘she’ and ‘her’ confirming that she was “gender fluid”.
Eddie appeared on the series seven finale, which saw contestants capture her likeness.
During her appearance, she tells them: “I think everyone should and must make life an adventure.”
And those watching the show heard Eddie say: “This is the first programme I’ve asked if I can be she and her, a little transition period.
“People just assume, well, know me from before… I’m genderfluid, I just want to be based in girl mode from now on.”
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“She’s just now asking for people to drop the he/him pronouns she used to use,” it read.
Another said: “The amount of people being transphobic towards eddie izzard using she/her pronouns is awful,, people can use whatever pronouns they feel comfortable with and the only thing you have to do is respect that, it isn’t hard to be kind.”
Eddie previously spoke out about coming out as transgender back in 2017.
At the time, she told the Hollywood reporter: “I am essentially transgender. I have boy mode and girl mode. I do feel I have boy genetics and girl genetics.”