Rose McGowan to the transgender community: I’m ‘profoundly sorry’
Actor Rose McGowan has apologised over previous comments she has made about the trans community, telling PinkNews: “I am profoundly sorry.”
Charmed star McGowan came under fire for shouting at a trans woman at an event promoting her book Brave at Barnes & Noble in New York in February 2018.
The 45-year old star had been confronted at the event over comments she made about the trans community on RuPaul’s podcast What’s The Tee? in July 2017. Speaking on the podcast, McGowan said that trans women could not relate to cisgender women’s experience of “living in this world as a woman.”
Now, however, the actor and activist is apologising.
Watch Rose McGowan’s apology to the trans community below:
“I would like to say I’m sorry,” McGowan told PInkNews.
“I didn’t have the correct language. I am, you know, an older woman from Hollywood.
“It’s not exactly the place for understanding the language.”
Following the Barnes & Noble incident, McGowan said she also met up with Stonewall to better understand the trans community.
Rose McGowan: “I didn’t have the correct language”
“It’s just been a learning process and evolution,” McGowan continued.
“I’m here to say to people that are scared of trans-ness, we’re all women, we’re just different kinds of women and different kinds of men.
“There’s a huge spectrum to be had in that. And I think that’s a really beautiful thing.”
“I’m here to say to people that are scared of trans-ness, we’re all women, we’re just different kinds of women and different kinds of men.”
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