Darren Criss Apologizes After Off-Color Caitlyn Jenner Joke
By ETonline Staff
Darren Criss is apologizing for making an off-color joke about Caitlyn Jenner.
The former Glee star reportedly made a reference to Jenner during a Broadway performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch earlier this week.
A member of the audience who was present at the performance tweeted that Criss, in character as Hedwig, improvised the line “man, woman, moman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are” and called it “very distasteful.”
In response to some backlash, Criss issued an apology 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,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday evening.
“In no way do the remarks reflect my personal belief system or my support for transgender people,” he wrote. “However, I do realize the severity of the comment and the weight that words can carry and for that, I take full responsibility.”