“Star Trek: Discovery” star Sonequa Martin-Green took on Piers Morgan in a debate on gender fluidity on “Good Morning Britain.”
Martin-Green begins by talking about her character being named after her father, Michael Burnham. She sees the move as a step forward in gender fluidity in the future.
“I love all the political themes we’re exploring. My character is named after her biological father, who in the story was killed when she was very young,” Martin-Green says. “That is simply but profoundly a political statement of the gender fluidity of the future, where a daughter can be named after her father.”
Morgan prefaces his statement by insisting he’s a supporter of transgender rights but is “very confused and unsettled by gender fluidity.”
“I don’t think anyone can speak on it in… those sort of personal terms because it is such an individual, sensitive, highly personal thing. And everyone has a right to their individual, highly personal things. That’s part of being a human being. At least that’s the way it should be,” Martin-Green replies.
When Morgan asks how she would feel if her son was gender-fluid, she responds that she would accept him for who he is.
“I think that is something we have to deal with now. I think that… well, I couldn’t say that I didn’t like it, because if that’s what he truly believed. Do you know what I’m saying? I have to support that, because I love him unconditionally,” Martin-Green says.
Morgan sounds convinced by Martin-Green calling her views, “logical.”