Gabourey Sidibe Apologizes for Using Anti-Trans Slur on Talk Show

There was a post about her using the slur, but none about her apology so here it is.

Actress Gabourey Sidibe took to Twitter Saturday to apologize for using the word "tranny" several times when she appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show" last month, the Huffington Post reports.

"I’ve apologized several times for using the word ’Tranny,’" she tweeted Saturday. "I don’t realize that it was a slur. I’m very sorry for my poor choice of words." She later added, "I’m also sorry for having made light of a bad situation. It was not my intention."

The "American Horror Story: Coven" actress stopped by "The Arsenio Hall Show" on Jan. 23 to talk about living in New Orleans but came under fire for using the anti-transgender slur, "tranny," five times in under a minute, according to HuffPo.

"There was a bar that we would frequent and every time we’d go, when we were leaving every single time there was always like a gang of cops arresting trannies," she said on the talk show. "Specifically trannies. And I don’t know what goes on with trannies but that tranny on tranny crime needs to stop!"

"It is tearing our nation apart!" she said to an audience and host Arsenio Hall laughing.

A bit more (not from Gabby) @ the source

I totally believe it was an honest mistake. Hell, RuPaul made me believe that tranny was a perfectly ok word to use so I only learned it was a slur after this whole thing with Gabby.