Kelly Osbourne, daughter of Ozzy and
Sharon Osbourne, has apologized to the transgender community.
In an op-ed published Friday at the
blogs of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
and The Transadvocate, the 27-year-old Osbourne apologized for
calling transgender model Elle Schneider a “tranny” during a
recent interview with Glamour UK.
“As a lifelong
LGBT ally and friend, I feel it is my duty to not only apologize for
my wrong but to also correct it,” Osbourne wrote. “The word
'tr*nny' 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 will no longer use or allow.”
people are some of the bravest people on Earth and among the LGBT
community. I cannot imagine the courage it takes to live 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
and accept you,” she added.