Jonathan Van Ness is sick of explaining ‘the significance of pronouns’ to ‘uneducated’ people


Queer Eye star and haircare entrepreneur Jonathan Van Ness has come out swinging at ‘a**eholes’ who ask him to ‘explain the significance of pronouns’.

The 35-year-old appeared on Phoebe Burgess’ Into the Gloss podcast and said that often a lot of people ask the question coming from a ‘s***ty and uneducated place’.

Jonathan said people can do their own research, as sometimes it can come across as being rude when there is so much information out there.

Furious Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness said on Phoebe Burgess’ podcast that he’s sick of explaining ‘the significance of pronouns’ to ‘uneducated’ people: ‘Don’t ask me about it again!’

‘I think we’ve come to a place where we have to destigmatise learning… I think there’s something to be said like what place are you coning from?’ Jonathan began. 

‘If you’re coming from a s***ty place or an uneducated place, you could have done a bit [of work] on that. Like I don’t need to explain to you a significance of a f**king pronoun. That information is out there for you.’  

‘And I’m gonna say, don’t anyone ever ask me about that again. Cause at this point, if you’re asking a queer, out, non-binary or gender non-confirming or trans person about the significance of pronouns, I think you’re an a**ehole and it’s fine for me to say that at this point.’

'If you're coming from a s***ty place or an uneducated place, you could have done a bit [of work] on that. Like I don't need to explain to you a significance of a f**king pronoun. That information is out there for you,' he said

‘If you’re coming from a s***ty place or an uneducated place, you could have done a bit [of work] on that. Like I don’t need to explain to you a significance of a f**king pronoun. That information is out there for you,’ he said

The gender nonconforming star also insisted on the podcast that experiencing misogyny isn’t just limited to women.

‘As a nonbinary trans person who is very femme, I feel that I’ve faced a lot of the misogyny,’ JVN explained.

‘I’m obviously not a woman so I don’t know what it is to be a woman and that’s not what I’m saying, but misogyny doesn’t only affect women,’ he continued.

‘And I think that’s what’s so hard for trans people and gender nonconforming people, is like, misogyny is an energy, it’s like a thing, and so is the patriarchy. It’s like this insidious thing and it effects everyone, obviously in different ways.’

'Cause at this point, if you're asking a queer, out, non-binary or gender non-confirming or trans person about the significance of pronouns, I think you're an a**ehole and it's fine for me to say that at this point,' he added

‘Cause at this point, if you’re asking a queer, out, non-binary or gender non-confirming or trans person about the significance of pronouns, I think you’re an a**ehole and it’s fine for me to say that at this point,’ he added

Jonathan, 35, identifies by a variety of different pronouns which span the gender spectrum.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph last month, the star said he’s comfortable with all identifiers, from masculine and feminine to non-binary.

‘When I say, he, she, they, whatever, I mean it because I feel like in ways I am all of those things and I’m none of those things at the same time,’ Van Ness said.

‘That’s why I feel like whether you want to say he, she or they, it is okay for me,’ he continued.

‘If it is they or she, for me who I am is so much more than what that means to other people and to me.

Comfortable: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph last month, the star said he's comfortable with all identifiers, from masculine and feminine to non-binary

Comfortable: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph last month, the star said he’s comfortable with all identifiers, from masculine and feminine to non-binary

‘That is where I come at it and why I identify as he, she or they ­because I feel like I’m everything and I feel like I’m nothing at the same time. That is kind of existential, but it is how I see it.’

Jonathan is set to return to Australia in September for his Imaginary Living Room Olympian tour.

He’ll stop at Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, before heading over to New Zealand for one show in Auckland.

Ready to thrill fans: Jonathan is set to return to Australia in September for his Imaginary Living Room Olympian tour

Ready to thrill fans: Jonathan is set to return to Australia in September for his Imaginary Living Room Olympian tour

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