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Why Darren Criss apologized to Caitlyn Jenner

Darren Criss has proven that even the staunchest of LGBT allies can make a misstep.
During a performance last week in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the current star of the show ad-lib the following line: ‘Man, woman, moman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are.’

Criss is playing the title role in the show about an East German transgender punk rocker and make the remark about Jenner while in character.

Earlier this month, the former Bruce Jenner re-introduced herself to the world as the female Caitlyn Jenner.

After an audience member tweeted the ad-lib, Criss took to Facebook to post an apology.

‘I want to sincerely apologize to Caitlyn Jenner, all transgender people, and anyone who was offended for my words on stage,’ Criss wrote. ‘In no way do the remarks reflect my personal belief system or my support for transgender people. However, I do realize the severity of the comment and the weight that words can carry and for that, I take full responsibility.’

The former Glee star added: ‘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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