Rainn Wilson Apologizes After Jokes About Trans and Non-Binary People Get Backlash

Office star Rainn Wilson was recently disciplined for making jokes about transgender parents who breastfeed their children. Following the reaction of her trans community, the actress deleted her offensive tweet sent on Wednesday, June 15th.

Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight Shroud on the NBC sitcom The Office, apologized for the now deleted remarks a day later. The 56-year-old actor joked in the original tweet that the phrase ‘breastfeeding’ would be replaced by the more socially inclusive term ‘breastfeeding’. Wilson, on the other hand, said in his apology that he was ‘educating’ himself with the support of his transgender friends. The star also referred to her previous remarks as “despicable.”

Rainn Wilson apologizes after receiving a backlash for joking around trans and non-binary people.

Wilson tweeted on June 15th about the growing use of the term “breastfeeding”. The act of giving to newborns milk produced by human milk production (the process by which milk is produced) is termed. ‘Breastfeeding’ as opposed to ‘breastfeeding’ is a more generic term for transgender or non-binary individuals who feed their infants milk.

Rainn Wilson said in a now deleted tweet, “You can no longer say ‘lactating mothers or breastfeeding moms’, but ‘lactating individuals’.”

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Wilson apologized for the following: “I made a sarcastic comment about breastfeeding and breastfeeding on Twitter the day before. “I want to apologize for the tweets that I chatted with and educated some of my transgender friends.”

The actor said his post spread disinformation about the matter and was “malicious”.

An apology for Rainn Wilson’s ‘breastfeeding’ remarks has taken the internet apart.

The actress’ apology sparked controversy over whether the word ‘breastfeeding’ was rude to non-women. Some applauded Wilson, while others argued that the terms “chest” and “chest” were interchangeable. Wilson’s remarks were also seen in several tweets as not worthy of an apology. There were mixed reactions on Twitter.

It is not my position to accept or reject your apology. But as an ally, I would say: In the future, consider that, in the current climate, almost every joke you make about a transgender person has the potential to harm an actual transgender person.

Another said, “If you’re not transgender, wouldn’t it still be called ‘breastfeeding’?” The breast, the building block of the breast, provides nourishment. Should I replace that particular word?

Another netizen said, “(Based on the attached tweet) This is a term from a paper published by a British hospital, and I understand that it is not something that anyone wants to change for gender neutrality.” Someone dug it up and turned it into a fake culture war.

Transgender and non-binary lactation is an experimental procedure. A transgender woman was recently disciplined for breastfeeding her while holding her child on her chest. According to her mother, who documented her trip on Reddit, they used domperidone pills to trick her into breastfeeding. This drug is said to induce lactation by tricking the body into thinking that it is pregnant or after pregnancy.

It should be emphasized that all of these claims are currently being investigated and research into their impact is ongoing. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also warned against the use of domperidone to stimulate or promote milk production.

Ankita Khanra


Ankita Khanrah is a sophomore in the Masters Program in Communication and Journalism (Integrated) at the KIIT Deemed University School of Mass Communication in Bhubaneswar.

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