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Darren Criss Apologizes for Caitlyn Jenner Remark During ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

Darren Criss
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Darren Criss apologized after audience members complained about a remark he made about Caitlyn Jenner on Tuesday while performing the volatile titular role in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

During the performance, Criss allegedly said, “Man, woman, moman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are,” raising a red flag for several audience members, including one who tweeted that “it was very distasteful.”

A well-known LGBT activist, the former “Glee” star wrote the following apology on his Facebook page:

“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. 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.”