The stand-up comedian was a guest on Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year, where she sat as the subject for contestants Color viewers praised Eddie for asking for it as “she” and to be referred to as “them”

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Eddie Izzard received fan praise and support after appearing on television and being addressed using the pronouns “Sie” and “Sie”

The 58-year-old stand-up comedian and actress was a guest on Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year show, which gave art hopes four hours to create a portrait of the star

The audience was impressed that Eddie was addressed as “she” and “she” by the attendees Many praised the star as a “pioneer” of the LGBT community

While the show aired on Sky Arts on Thursday, many didn’t notice Eddie being approached until the weekend, and fans supported her online

A fan took to Twitter to write, “I just saw Portrait Artist of the Year with Eddie Izzard, first public outing as she / she (Gender Fluid) how refreshing”

And another gushed, “Just discovered that Eddie Izzard is now using that she / her pronouns love you, Eddie, thank you for being a trailblazer”

Others defended Eddie after some social media users abused the star

One fan wrote in defense: “I see a lot of cruelty against Eddie Izzard for politely asking people to use their pronouns”

“Eddie has been trans since the mid-80s. Eddie has been content with her pronouns for years

For decades, Eddie was known as a transvestite who appeared on stage and on television in women’s clothes – and he remarked, “They’re not women’s clothes, they’re my clothes I bought them”

When asked which preferred pronoun she would prefer, Eddie was quoted as saying, “I go with either ‘he’ or ‘she’ ‘

“Either way is fine. If I’m in boy mode then ‘he’ or girl mode ‘they” People are confused but thanks for asking “

Eddie opened up back in 2017 when he came out transgender and told the Hollywood Reporter, “I’m essentially transgender, I have boy and girl mode, I feel like I have boy and girl genetics”

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