Alice Eve has apologized after her Bruce Jenner comments offended tons of people on social media and beyond. According to People Magazine, the Star Trek actress deleted her ramblings after they caused tons of backlash. She later issued an apology, saying that she didn’t been to offend anyone, and that she supported Bruce despite what she wrote.
“Nope. If you were a woman no one would have heard of you because women can’t compete in the decathlon. You wouldn’t be a hero. You would be a frustrated young athlete who wasn’t given a chance,” Alice said. “[If you were born a woman, 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,” she added.
Alice Eve’s Bruce Jenner comments were called “transphobic,” but she was apparently trying to discuss feminism, and bring up another controversial topic by using Bruce’s story as the foundation.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Alice Eve was slammed for being “ignorant” and just plain “awful” by hundreds of people on Twitter, many of whom still haven’t accepted her apology, which came via People on Tuesday.
“I deeply apologize for offending anyone. I support equal rights and equal dignity for all. I have 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.”
Alice Eve said that Bruce Jenner is “playing at being a woman,” but she quickly backtracked. According to Us Weekly, the She’s Out Of My League actress posted a follow up message of sorts on Instagram, saying that she doesn’t discriminate, and that she’s a supporter of anyone who is undergoing gender identity issues.
“I am a supporter of anyone who wishes to explore their gender identity. Sometimes language doesn’t express the spectrum of identity sufficiently, as in this case. I am also a believer in equal rights for all… Whatever your race, color or creed.”
Do you think Alice Eve is backpedaling to try and save face? Or do you think her original (now deleted) comments coming from a good place, but taken out of context?
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