Darren Criss Apologizes to Cailtyn Jenner For Transition Joke

Darren Criss Apologizes to Cailtyn Jenner For Transition Joke

Darren Criss posted a huge apology to Caitlyn Jenner after making an insensitive remark earlier this week.

Earlier this week, the 28-year-old actor joked about the 65-year-old former Olympian’s transition during a Hedwig and the Angry Inch performance by saying, “man, woman, moman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are.”

After much criticism, Darren wrote on Facebook, “I want to sincerely apologize to Caitlyn Jenner, all transgender people, and anyone who was offended for my words on stage during Tuesday evening’s performance. In no way do the remarks reflect my personal belief system or my support for transgender people.”

He added, “However, I do realize the severity of the comment and the weight that words can carry and for that, I take full responsibility. I commend Caitlyn on her strength and for spreading acceptance around the globe. I have been and remain a proud and unwavering ally of the LGBTQIA community, and will continue to walk alongside my friends on the road to full equality and acceptance.”

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Posted to: Cailtyn Jenner, Darren Criss
  • Boo

    It’s also not the first time Darren made transphobic comments. He is no ally of the lgbt community.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    he was making a joke about the confusing nature of how to refer a person in this type of transition. it’s hard for lot of people to wrap their head around on how to refer to it. he was in no way attacking or making fun of caitlyn herself or the community. the political correct police need to realize it confusing … even to the point it is a little humorous to watch people stumble through the process of using the right description.