Darren Criss Apologizes For Caitlyn Jenner Diss

Posted on June 29th, 2015 at 6:59 am
True Darren Criss ApologizesDarren Criss is apologizing for a distasteful joke he made about Caitlyn Jenner's transition from male to female earlier this week. The former Glee star made headlines when a Twitter user by the name of Marc Lacognata revealed on the social media site that Criss poked fun at the former Olympian while playing his character as a transgender rocker in the Broadway performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Lacognata reveals that during one showing, “Darren Criss as HEDWIG said, ‘man, woman, woman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are.’ And it was distasteful." But the actor took to his Facebook on Friday to clear the air and ask for forgiveness. “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.” Criss added, “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.” Criss added that he praises Caitlyn for “her strength and for spreading acceptance around the globe.” He continued, “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.”