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Halle Berry Apologies To Fans For Confusion Over Her Sexuality

Halle Berry and Anna Paquin speaking at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International, for “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Image: Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

July 7, 2020

CNN – After facing backlash on social media, actress Halle Berry announced on Twitter Monday she is no longer considering portraying a transgender in an upcoming film role.

Berry apologized on Twitter after discussing the role over the weekend in an Instagram Live video:

“As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”

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[The term cisgender was coined by transgender activists in the 90s to create a better way to describe people who aren’t transgender.]

“I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake.”

Berry said she vowed “to be an ally” and to use her “voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera.”

In response to the star’s statement, many thanked her for listening.

LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD said they were pleased … Read more. 

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