In a prior post on Andrej Pejic, I said:
Oh, and, yes, though Andrej models women’s clothes and appears feminine in his day-to-day life, he prefers to be called a boy (because he is) and so I’m using the right pronoun to talk about him.
But Anastasiya popped up in comments with the following printscreen from Andrej’s ex-boyfriend’s Tumblr:
But then itswhatever? pointed out in another comment the following Tweet from Andrej:
@AfterTheFashion @MTVstyle@TheGaloreMag well actually its whatever at this point, no need to be nitpicky —
Andrej Pejic (@Andrej_Pejic) February 09, 2013
And reported: “That was Andrej’s reply to someone who asked the gender pronoun preference. Maybe in Andrej’s personal life, Andrej prefers “she”. As far as we’re concerned, since we’re not in Andrej’s personal life, this doesnt apply to us because professionally it looks like Andrej has decided to have it be “whatever” ”
So, here on out, when discussing Andrej, I think I’ll just try not to use pronouns at all, until I read some statement or definite gender identity comment from Andrej. Or maybe I’ll go with the zhi and hir gender neutral ones.
Regardless, thanks to Anastasiya and itswhatever? for their links, discussion, and opinions!