Singer Demi Lovato slammed gender reveal parties in a nine-page Instagram post on Thursday, saying that they are "transphobic."
Lovato said in the post that transgender activists are against gender reveal parties "not because of our identity but because of reality." She went on to claim that gender and genitals are not the same thing.
"This definition erases the fact that there are boys with vaginas and girls with penises and that there are people who are neither boys nor girls," Lovato's post said.
The post was originally written by Alok Vaid-Menon, an LGBT activist.
"Gender reveals require not just the invalidation of transness, but the impossibility of transness. The assumption is that the baby is cis. Cisness is positioned as the default and everyone else is understood as derivative of it," the post reads. "The idea goes: while we might ‘identify' as trans now, we were ‘originally' ‘born' cis and we later ‘became' trans. When in truth, everyone is just born. And we all become after the fact." '