Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne has apologised for making offensive transgender slurs in a recent interview and has voiced her support for the trans community.

In an interview with Glamour Magazine, Osbourne described Elle Schneider, the transgender model who her fiancé had an affair with, as a “tranny” and “a chick with a dick”.

She said that it was doubly humiliating to know that her relationship had broken up because of a trans person instead of “a gorgeous girl”.

On Friday, ahead of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which was celebrated on Sunday, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) published a

In the post, Osbourne also urged people to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance, writing that “it is a day to remember those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and speak out against the fact that transgender people face disproportionate amounts of discrimination and harassment every day”.

Marti Abernathey of The Transadvocate responded to Osbourne’s apology: “With this post Kelly has proven she is a responsible ally to the transgender community. She made a mistake that was borne of ignorance, not malice. This post is will go far in healing that mistake.”

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