At the sixth annual LA Dodgers ‘Blue Diamond’ Gala, Jennifer Lopez introduced her child using gender neutral pronouns, and fans couldn’t be more pleased.
On Thursday, June 16, Jennifer Lopez made headlines after bringing out her child, Emme, on stage and using they/them pronouns.
Lopez told the crowd that Emme is “my favourite duet partner of all time,” and that “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. They are very, very busy. Booked. And pricey. 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.”
Emme performed with a rainbow microphone, and the duo sang the hit classic “a thousand years,” by Christina Perri. They wore a neon pink matching set while Lopez sported a turquoise set and a feather covering. The pair have also previously performed together at the super bowl halftime when the singer co-headlined the show with Shakira. The two sang “Let’s Get Loud” and “Waka Waka” together!
Lopez is the mother to 14 year-old Emme and twin brother, Max, who Lopez shares custody with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Fan’s Praise J. LO on Social Media
The heartwarming duet went viral all over social media and fans had a lot to say about the incredible mother and child performance. Particularly, fans were impressed that Lopez introduced her child to the world on a global stage using gender-neutral terms which demonstrates respect towards how Emme chooses to identify.
While amongst the love sent to Lopez, there was also a significant amount of hate spewed on the internet. One fan replied to Lopez’s tweet in which she shared images of her and Emme, stating: “@JLo honoring her child is nothing but pure love. Haters gonna hate, but it’s 2022, can everyone just please evolve already?! Well done mama. ?”
In addition, another fan on twitter replied: “Good for JLo. She seems like a good mom. Her child looks to be a healthy, happy human being expressing their authentic self. It’s a shame we can’t all have that freedom as children. The world may be a less angry place if we did.”
Watch J.LO introduce her child using they/them pronouns on this TikTok video!
Published by HOLR Magazine.