Caitlyn Jenner is apologizing for saying people are uncomfortable if a transgender person looks like “a man in a dress.”
The 66-year-old made the comment during his Time “Person of the Year” interview, and though the comment was later removed, he apologized in a blog post on his website Monday. (RELATED: Magazine Lauds Caitlyn Jenner As ‘Most Famous Transgender In The World)
“I said that my appearance is important to me, that I want people to be at ease when they encounter me, and that people are still uncomfortable if a trans person looks like ‘a man in a dress,'” Jenner wrote.
“I think I caused a lot of hurt with this comment, and I’m truly sorry.” (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Named ‘Woman Of The Year’)
“Some people look gender non-conforming because they want to look that way – they don’t want to conform to society’s expectations,” Jenner added.
“Those people have every right to look and present exactly as they choose. And then there are other people who don’t have the resources to access the medical procedures that would help them look the way they would like to look.”
“My comments probably made it seem like all I care about is fashion, or makeup, or appearance.” (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Bombarded By Protesters: ‘You Are An Insult To Women’)