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Jennifer Lopez could offer Elon Musk a lesson in kids’ LGBTQ acceptance


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When it comes to being supportive of transgender children, Elon Musk could learn a lot from Jennifer Lopez.

Musk, who tweeted in 2020 that he “absolutely support trans,” but that “all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare,” is being legally rejected by his 18-year-old transgender daughter, who wants nothing more to do with her famous father.

In a petition filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in April, the daughter asked to legally lose her father’s last name, citing gender identity as a reason for the name change and “the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form,” the Los Angeles Times and other outlets reported

As news circulated that the world’s richest man had been disowned by one of his children, another famous parent, Jennifer Lopez, was being praised for taking a different approach to LGBTQ pronoun uses, especially when it comes to her own child.

Before a duet with her 14-year-old, Emme Maribel Muñiz, at the recent LA Dodgers Blue Diamond Gala, Lopez introduced her child using the gender neutral pronouns they and them, CNN and other outlets reported.

“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,” Lopez said in a video of the moment shared by TikTok user @christinathesupermom. The “big stadium “moment Lopez is referring to is when she and Emme sang together at the Super Bowl LIV Pepsi halftime show in 2020.

“So this is a very special occasion,” Lopez continued, sweetly joking. “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 favorite duet partner of all time.”

Watch @JLo sing with her daughter, Emme @LADForg Blue Diamond Gala,
simply beautiful! pic.twitter.com/nZDxhYdEAp

— Yanira (@ygiron96) June 17, 2022

Emme then appeared on stage, carrying a rainbow microphone to sing Christina Perri’s hit, “A Thousand Years.” Lopez shares Emme and twin brother, Max, with her ex-husband, singer and actor Marc Anthony.

With regard to Musk and his daughter, she is one of five children the billionaire had during his tumultuous, eight-year marriage to his first wife, novelist Justine Musk. In the daughter’s petition filing, which was first reported by TMZ, she asked to legally use her mother’s maiden name as her last name.

When asked by the Daily Beast to respond to his daughter’s petition, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO expressed concern about her right to privacy and not being outed. “She does not want to be a public figure. I think it is important to defend her right to privacy. Please don’t out someone against their will — it’s not right.”

Justine Musk didn’t respond to requests for comment, but tweeted:

“I had a weird childhood,” my 18 year old said to me. “I can’t believe I’m as normal-seeming as I am.”

I said, “I’m very proud …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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