Kelly Osbourne finally apologized to the LGBT community.
She made a harsh transgender comment in an interview on Glamour Magazine about a model named Elle Schneider.
Kelly said remarks to Luke Worral her ex, who cheated on her with a transgender model, Elle.
In an open letter to GLAAD, Kelly pleaded ignorance of using the word tr–ny.
On the interview with the magazine, she said she was embarrassed to tell her family and friends about her ex fiance’s new girlfriend.
“Having to tell them my fiance cheated on me with a tr–ny who sold his/her story to the press. it was so humiliating.”
“Everyone kept telling me that Luke was cheating on me, but I never believed them. It’s hard enough to get your head around someone cheating on you, but when someone was a chick with a d–k?”
“Up until then, I’d always thought that the worst way to get cheated on would be with an ugly girl. Don’t you think?”
On an open letter to GLAAD, she wrote;
I gained a lot of knowledge, and I now feel the urgency to speak out and teach others…AsÂ a lifelong LGBT ally and friend, I feel it is my duty to not only apologize for my wrong but also to correct it. The word ‘tr—y’ is a derogatory and hurtful word. I was completely ignorant to this and soon came to realize most of my peers and LGBT friends are, too. This is a word I no longer use and allow. It was not until I googled it after speaking with GLAAD that I found out just how unbelievably offensive it was.When friends jokingly called me that in the past, I took it as a compliment and a joke, but I could not have been more wrong.”
Transgender people are some of the bravest people on earth and among the LGBT community. I cannot imagine the courage it takes to leave your life openly and honestly, reflecting who you truly are, or the hurt that comes from having to hide who you are because others may not support you and accept you.
Due to the fact that it’s Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, I would like to raise awareness of this injustice in the society. It is a day to remember to those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and speak out against the fact that gender people face disproportionate amounts of discrimination and harassment everyday. The lack of knowledge about transgender people contributes to the unparalleled number of violent acts against them everyday.”