Celebrities who said sorry to fans
Lil Nas X apologizes to trans community for joke about transitioning
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Celebrity apologies are an art form. Put it this way: if you're a celeb and you've messed up, there's a certain way to say sorry to fans. You've got to admit you were wrong, while still retaining your respectful reputation. After all, your career depends on it. Some famous figures nailed it, but for others, they only made things worse.
Lil Nas X is apologizing to the trans community after cracking a joke in a since-deleted tweet on March 14 and subsequently trying to defend it. The 'Old Town Road' musician posted a photo of a woman who looked slightly similar to him and wrote, "the surgery was a success," joking that he had transitioned.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community called him out, including one tweet which read, "you're a gay cis male why are you making transitioning a punchline of a joke." The 23-year-old star responded by writing, "im literally just saying she looks like me y'all cannot be f—ing serious."
Another Twitter user quoted his defense and wrote, "Why did he have to mention surgery tho," and Lil Nas replied that it's because the woman has breasts, adding "are u dense?"
Shortly after, however, the 'Industry Baby' performer changed his tune: "apologies to the trans community," he wrote. "i def handled that situation with anger instead of considering why it was not cool. much love to you guys. sorry."
In response to his apology, another Twitter user wrote, "Baby, this apology ain't it! You need to apologize too the trans community in material ways that include money, sharing your platform to raise a awareness and just keep it! This is fake as hell!" Lil Nas X then quoted her tweet and replied, "girl eat my a—." Well, it was almost a successful apology.
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