Peter Andre slams Brit award bosses for axing traditional gendered categories

Peter Andre has slammed Brit award bosses for the notion of axing the best male and best female categories as Sam Smith confirmed they now identify as non-binary.

The Mysterious Girl singer, 46, admitted that he understands Sam's identification, but an upset Peter doesn't "agree" with show bosses scrapping the tradition.

It comes as Andre expresses his opinion in his new! magazine column this week, following Sam's shirtless "nude" Instagram snap.

Peter's rant follows last month's reports that Brit award organisers are choosing whether to update categories to suit non-binary artists such as Sam.

The TV presenter penned: "I'm fine with Sam and other people identifying themselves however they like, but I don't agree with getting rid of best male and female categories.

"I think it's all going way too far now. By all means add a brand new gender-neutral category, but what's wrong with celebrating the exceptional people in the music industry who identify as men and women?

"I don't get it. The problem is people get offended way too easily nowadays," Katie Price's ex hubby added.

And it seems Peter isn't the only famous face who disagrees with the proposed plan.

Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan told viewers last month: "I think it's just great that time-honoured traditions should be scrapped because one guy can't decide if he is male or female.

"So they are saying they want to accommodate non-binary performers like Sam Smith. Now he'll enter the non-binary categories.

"The whole point of having gender categories is to make it fair, to make it equal. Now we are going to go the other way."

Piers, 54, said he thinks it's a load of nonsense and suggests that every category at the awards ceremony will need to change as "that is the way it goes".

He continued: "Well I think it is a load of nonsense. The idea you have to change entire award categories for one guy, it's nonsense."

A source told The Sun : "Bosses are listening to changes happening in the industry. The categories will evolve in the coming years.

"The male and female categories will still be in place next February but changes are being planned for the following year.

"Organisers will be consulting labels and artists alike to work out what is best for the future of the Brits ceremony."

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