Since Bruce Jenner confirmed his transition last Friday, Hollywood — and the world at large — has rallied around the 65-year-old with nothing but support.
But ‘Star Trek’ actress Alice Eve seemingly isn’t among his allies, as the actress has been accused of making transphobic comments aimed at the former Olympian.
Alice Eve. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In a since-deleted post to Instagram, the English actress, 33, wrote (per the BBC), “If you were a woman no one would have heard of you because women can’t compete in the decathlon. You would be a frustrated young athlete who wasn’t given a chance.
"Until women are paid the same as men, then playing at being a ‘woman’ while retaining the benefits of being a man is unfair.
"Do you have a vagina? Are you paid less than men? Then, my friend, you are a woman.”
In a statement released to ‘People,’ the actress has apologized for her offensive post.
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“I deeply apologize for offending anyone,” she said.
“I support equal rights and equal dignity for all. I have a deep compassion and support for Bruce Jenner. My intention was not to offend. My intention was simply to express that, with the overdue and welcome acceptance of us all living on a gender spectrum, we must encourage equality for all.”
Bruce’s family has supported him unconditionally. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
She isn’t the first star forced to backtrack after being accused of transphobia in light of Bruce’s big announcement.
Over the weekend, Kirstie Alley and Bruce’s former son-in-law Kris Humphries made headlines for their offensive comments.
(Editor’s Note: Bruce Jenner has clarified that he prefers the media still use the familiar male pronouns, so we will respect his wishes until he indicates otherwise.)